M.A. in the Study of the Americas Program

Our 30-credit program offers students a liberal arts degree, in step with the most cutting-edge trends in interdisciplinary education. For undergraduates in our program, we also offer the possibility to earn both a BA and an MA in the Study of Americas in less time.

The program addresses questions and concepts about the Americas as it focuses on topics such as: race, migration and immigration, popular culture, politics, gender, and human rights.  It provides a collaborative space within which students may develop their intellectual engagement, applying diverse and myriad disciplinary approaches to investigate the intersections  among education, policy, government, society, history, culture, and the arts.

A rigorous, well-defined curriculum grounds students in an interdisciplinary perspective, while allowing them to explore more individual interests. Our 30-credit program enables students, with approval, to take up to three 3-credit courses as an Independent Study, at another division within the City College, or at another CUNY campus; or even benefit from the Study Abroad programs whose content areas complement those of the MA in the Study of the Americas. 

For students who already have careers, we offer a scholarly space in which they may engage their current professional responsibilities and interests using theoretical frameworks. For students who are preparing for a first career or career change, our program offers varying perspectives from which to explore potential paths. Students who have an undergraduate degree in Childhood Education and need to complete an MA for professional certification, can use our degree to fulfill that requirement. Please visit our For ECE Students page to see if this is an option for you.

For additional information, please contact Professor Susanna Rosenbaum, the program director, at srosenbaum@ccny.cuny.edu .

M.A. Degree Options:

  • MA in the Study of the Americas
  • MA in the Study of the Americas: Dominican Studies Track
  • MA in the Study of the Americas: Human Rights Track

Accelerated B.A./M.A. Options:

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences / MA in the Study of the Americas (for CCNY CWE students)
  • BA with a concentration in Black Studies / MA in the Study of the Americas

Required Grades:

  • GRE Score: Not required
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Scores: 500 (PBT), 61 (IBT) or 6

Required Supporting Documents:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Two (2) page personal statement

Last Updated: 02/23/2024 20:47