The American Studies Graduate Certificate provides you with the opportunity to deepen and expand your knowledge of the American experience in all its complexities, and challenge existing biases and notions of what it means to be American. Through this interdisciplinary program, in consultation with faculty advisors, students select eighteen credits of coursework, with no more than six credits in any one of twelve participating programs. This flexibility allows you to tailor the program to your particular needs and interests, while enabling you to work with accomplished faculty in a range of disciplines.

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Program Benefits

The program will help students develop new frameworks, analytical approaches and materials. It will reward those whose curiosity about American cultures and societies calls for advanced work and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Career Options

The certificate program provides rich and engaging professional development for those in fields such as education, and library and information science.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the American Studies Graduate Certificate and the courses offered toward the program.

American Studies Graduate Certificate

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact History at (773) 442-5630.

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Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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