Program in American StudiesWestern Social Science

Graduate Program

Application deadline for September 2017 admission open on October 1st

Welcome to the MA Program in American Studies

Welcome to the MA program in American Studies at Western - the first of its kind in Canada! Introduced in 2010, the Master of Arts in American Studies is a fully funded interdisciplinary program focusing on the literature, popular culture, history, and pollitics of the United States.The program is housed in the Faculty of Social Science and supported by the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, and Information and Media Services with 50 affiliated faculty members across campus. The purpose of this exciting new program is to help students increase their understanding of the meaning and significance of the American identity, and to prepare them for advanced research in the study of the United States. In particular, this program will enable students to study the United States from a Canadian perspective.

Students will choose from two fields of study;American Cultural Studies or Canadian-American Relations

If you are interested in the MA program in American Studies, we invite you to explore our website, or to contact us at

Graduate Chairs: Prof. Laurel Shire (Department of History)

Graduate Program Advisor: Kara Brown