For over fifty years, the Department of American Studies has provided graduate students at the University of New Mexico with a unique opportunity for pursuing interdisciplinary studies. The Department currently offers the only Ph.D. in American Studies in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the largest and most diverse programs in the country.
The graduate program in American Studies is designed to familiarize students with a wide range of scholarship as a basis for their pursuit of specific programs of study. American Studies graduates have pursued careers in academia, public policy, secondary education and cultural institutions in the arts, social sciences and government. The department encourages students to develop programs of study that creatively combine resources of multiple colleges and departments at UNM.
Small classes, engaged faculty, and a truly diverse and interesting community of scholars make the American Studies department intellectually exciting and conceptually rigorous.