Montana State University

College of Letters and Science
American Studies Program

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4396
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: 2-155 Wilson Hall


Nicol C. Rae


David Cherry

Program Administrator/Advisor:

Cassandra Balent

Graduate Program Focus Areas

American Arts

Explore how visual and performing arts have shaped and reflected American culture, both past and present.

American History

MSU is internationally recognized for its strengths in American history from the colonial period through the present.

American Literature

MSU offers a breadth and depth in literary theory of past and present American literature.

American Pluralism

Explore why America is considered a "nation of nations" by drawing on expertise from faculty in the departments of Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Religious Studies, and Women's Studies.

Public History

Develop research interests and critical theory dedicated to understanding the roles of museums, historical sites, and heritage tourism in American culture.