Requirements

Requirements for students enrolled in the Certificate Program after April 2012:

The Graduate Certificate in American Culture Studies is awarded to students who complete the Ph.D. in a department of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) and who satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete 81 total hours of course work, which is 9 hours beyond the requirement for the Ph.D. alone. The extra 9 hours are part of 15 total hours of AMCS coursework that includes:
    • The core seminar (3 credits), Introduction to American Culture Studies (AMCS 645).
    • Multidisciplinary courses (6 credits): 2 graduate courses on American topics (400-level or above) specifically designed in explicitly multidisciplinary terms. These are sometimes team-taught by faculty representing 2 different departments. Courses satisfying this requirement will be determined in consultation with the graduate director.
    • Extradepartmental courses (6 credits): 2 graduate courses on American topics (400-level or above) based in fields that complement work in the home department, to be determined in consultation with the graduate director.
    • Routine consultation with an AMCS faculty advisor outside the home department, in addition to the student's principal Ph.D. advisor.
    • Completion of a Ph.D. dissertation in the home department, with the AMCS faculty advisor serving as one of the "outside" readers on the oral-defense committee.

Requirements for students enrolled in the Certificate program prior to April 2012:

Jennifer Gallinat

Administrative Coordinator, AMCS

gallinat@wustl.edu