American Studies - MA
Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.
What Fairfield University says about their program:
"Fairfield University's Master of Arts in American Studies focuses on the cultural and intellectual life of the United States, and is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and critical understanding of the American experience. With built-in flexibility, you’ll be able to specialize in a particular field or pursue a broad scope of the American experience."
Fairfield University welcomes applications from international students in recognition of the diverse perspective they will bring to the classroom and greater University community.
When filling out the application and all other documentation, be sure to use your full name as it appears on your passport.
TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5 SAT for undergraduate students may be necessary.
Students who have completed high school in English, or completed an IB diploma may be exempt from the English requirement.
Students are required to submit official copies of secondary school records which include academic transcripts, results from national examinations, graduation certificates, and any other documentation that certifies successful completion of secondary education. In order for documentation to be considered official, it must be mailed or e-mailed directly from a secondary school or national education ministry. If documentation is not in English, provide both original and translated copies.
A school counselor / principal recommendation is also required for admission.
There is a $60 non-refundable application fee. Students need the following for the postgraduate application:
- A personal statement uploaded online
- Two recommendation forms and letters to be completed online. You will need to enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders when you apply.
- Certified English translations and course-by-course evaluations from approved evaluators of all academic records.
- Official Score for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT - not necessary for all programs)
If you are applying for admission to a graduate program and have earned your undergraduate degree outside of the US, please arrange to submit an evaluation of your coursework for your application file.
Undergraduate Fall semester (September): deadline May 1 Undergraduate Spring semester (January): deadline November 1
Postgraduate Fall semester (September): May 15 Postgraduate Spring semester (January): October 15
Fees and funding
Fairfield University are committed to every aspect of your education - including helping you afford it.
International scholarships and financial aid
All students regardless of citizenship are automatically considered for any merit-based scholarships. No separate application is required. Merit-based scholarships are renewable over all four years of attendance as long as certain academic requirements are met.
International students are encouraged to apply for financial aid using the College Board's CSS Profile. This application should be submitted by the stated deadline.
Visa requirements for Fairfield University
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements