Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Arts in American Studies (MAST) prepares Interdisciplinary Studies (ISD) majors for a wide variety of careers in business, education, government, law, nonprofits, media, communications and marketing, publishing, and the arts. ISD and MAST students individualize their programs through focused study and practical, project-based learning tied to their own professional needs and interests, allowing them to build an impressive portfolio of skills and experience for potential employers. MAST graduates are innovative, flexible, and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of American history, literature, culture, politics, and society in diverse and transnational contexts, making them attractive to employers around the world.

Salary and Career Information

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  • Admission Requirements

    Double Owl Admission Requirements 
    • Completed 60 hours towards a Bachelor or Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • 3.00 GPA at KSU
    • Completed 18 hours in residence at KSU
    • Submit 1 copy of representative writing samples from one or more genres, not to exceed 25 pages

    Double Counted Courses Include
    • AMST 6201 to count for Upper-level Coursework
    • AMST 6401 to count for Upper-level Coursework

    Chose one of the following to count for Upper-level Coursework:

    • AMST 7200
    • AMST 7210
    • AMST 7230
    • AMST 7240
    • AMST 7300
    • AMST 7310
    • AMST 7330
    • AMST 7410
    • AMST 7420
    • AMST 7450
    • AMST 7460
    • AMST 7510
    • AMST 7520
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Students should apply to this Double Owl Pathway in the second semester of their sophomore year.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science inInterdisciplinary Studies

Department / College
Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Library (Kennesaw campus), Room 420

Advising Contact
Kate Schaab, Program Director

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Arts in American Studies

Department / College
Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Science
English Building, Room 173

Advising Contact
Miriam Brown Spiers, Program Director