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M.A. North American Studies

Next application phase: May 9, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Our M.A. in North American Studies is a two-year research-oriented program. It attracts graduates interested in transdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange who wish to gain a thorough expertise in North American cultures, literatures, politics, histories, and economics. The curriculum puts literary and cultural studies at its core and offers a unique variety of potential fields of specialization. Run in joint venture with the Master program in North American Studies at the University of Cologne, our M.A. allows students to focus on areas of their own scholarly interest at different schools and departments, both in Bonn and Cologne. Since we stress a systematic training in transdisciplinary work, students have the opportunity to conduct original research toward an M.A. thesis.

Beyond its long-standing alliances with U.S. and Canadian universities and research institutions, our program also cooperates with the embassies of the United States and Canada. Throughout the years, we have kept in contact with our alumni, who pursue careers in journalism, publishing, media, public administration, politics and the foreign service, business, law as well as teaching and research. If you have similar professional aspirations, our M.A. in North American Studies will be an excellent choice.

Before you apply to our program, please make sure to carefully read the information provided on the pages "Structure of the program" and "How to apply". Please note in particular that certain language requirements must be met. 

For any additional M.A.-related questions, please contact Dr. Katharina Fackler.