American Studies Announces a New Graduate Certificate Program in Fall 2013!


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 28, 2013) — A new Graduate Certificate in American Studies Kennesaw State Available beginning Fall 2013.

We will begin considering applications for the certificate on May 1. The American Studies program at Kennesaw State is now offering a fifteen hour graduate certificate. Our program’s courses offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American cultures as they exist locally, regionally, nationally and transnationally.

Students interested in cultural diversity, intercultural communication, social justice, education, interdisciplinary studies of history, literature and cultural interpretation as well as critical analysis of media are strongly encouraged to apply.

The certificate program can be taken by itself or as a complement to another graduate program.


AMST 7000 American Studies Scholarship

AMST 7100 American Studies Methods

And any three of the following American Studies cluster courses:

AMST 7200 American Social Movements

AMST 7210 Historical Period

AMST 7230 Public History and Culture

AMST 7240 Enterprise and Labor in American Culture

AMST 7300 American Cities, Suburbs and Countryside

AMST 7310 Regional Studies

AMST 7330 Identities and Social Groups

AMST 7410 Literature and Performance in American Culture

AMST 7420 American Popular Culture

AMST 7450 American Visual Culture

AMST 7460 Movements in American Culture

AMST 7510 Passages to America

AMST 7520 America in Transnational Context

Any approved graduate level study abroad course.

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in American Studies:

Application Deadline: Fall 2013: May 1, 2013

*Online Graduate Application – There is a nonrefundable $60 fee. *Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.
*GRE Score Report – Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU-Code 5359. (TOFEL scores for international applicants).
*GPA – The program minimum is 2.75 for all undergraduate courses from the degree-granting institution, but we expect the incoming class will average above 3.0. *Letter of Application – Should be in the form of a narrative which describes your education and/or professional background, your future goals, and how admission into the American Studies M.A. Program at Kennesaw State University will help you accomplish these goals. The letter should be specific to the program and should be 3-5 double-spaced pages. *Writing Sample – This can be a paper you submitted for a previous class, however, it should be consistent with the program content and student goals. The writing sample should demonstrate the writing skills you have developed as a student and/or professional. The sample should be relevant to the field of American Studies broadly defined, and it should be refined and revised to fit within 5-7 double-spaced pages. *Resume (Optional) – No C.V. or resume is required. However, you may submit a current copy of your student and/or professional curriculum vitae or resume. *Letters of Recommendation (Optional) – Submit up to two letters of recommendation concerning your academic and/or professional preparation for the  program. *International Students (Visa and Green Card holders) –

Please go to KSU Graduate Admissionsl for additional requirements.