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Prospective Students


The Certificate in American Studies is available to all students matriculated in Ph.D. programs at The Graduate Center. Students do not necessarily have to be working toward the Certificate to take courses offered by the Certificate Program.

For admission to The Graduate Center, write to individual Doctoral Programs, or, for general information, visit the Admissions Office web page or write to: Admissions Office, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016.
Courses: An approved sequence of four seminars, including 81000 Introduction to American Studies: Histories and Methods; 81500 Themes in American Culture; 82000 American Culture: Major Periods; and a fourth course approved by the Coordinator, in a subject and discipline chosen by the student.
Examination: A written examination on American Studies.
Dissertation: A topic and dissertation committee approved by the program.