American Studies PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

American studies is home to an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students committed to rigorous, socially engaged scholarship. We take a global and hemispheric approach to the study of the Americas, examining local cultures, nations and regions within their larger geopolitical contexts. Building on our traditional strengths in American Indian studies, critical race theory, feminism, class analysis and community engagement, we encourage scholarly work on history, politics, visual cultures, literary and oral cultures, environmental and agricultural practices, religions, gender, sexuality, kinship systems, geography, and economics.

Program Contact

Katie Cartwright
1010 Clemens hall
Buffalo, NY 14620
Email: kmangana@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0796
Fax: 716-645-5976

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.