Welcome

The American and New England Studies program at the University of Southern Maine provides a wide ranging, interdisciplinary course of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts.

Unlike many interdisciplinary American Studies graduate programs at other universities, our program has its own dedicated faculty and curriculum. Our faculty are all nationally recognized in their fields, and the seminar format of our classes ensures that students receive individualized attention. Our curriculum is both regionally and nationally focused, examining questions of New England and American identity and experience through a variety of critical perspectives.

News & Events

Kitsch; American Studies
Students from Donna Cassidy's course on Visual Culture in Twentieth Century America will present at Thinking Matters on Friday, April 25th.
Peyton Place Cover; American Studies
Professor Ardis Cameron's letter "'Peyton Place' Revisited" in New York Times Book Review
American Studies
Kent Ryden presented at American Folklore Society Conference in October.

Take A Class With Us This Summer!

We have some unique offerings this summer!  We've also released a tentative fall 2014 and spring 2015 course schedule to assist for your information.

Registration begins March 3rd for matriculated students and March 5th for non-matriculated students.

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