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American Studies at Lehigh

Lehigh’s American Studies program is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that features tremendously diverse possibilities for individually tailored programs. This 30-credit master’s degree typically takes two years to complete. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to put theory into practice and pursue both sophisticated scholarship and a wide array of careers. American Studies is “an academic enterprise that monitors, registers, and responds to lived social experience.”

Lehigh University’s home in south Bethlehem, PA -- a rapidly diversifying, post-industrial city -- creates an excellent living laboratory for students interested in public history, documentary film-making, urban agriculture or urban policies.  To capitalize on these opportunities, Lehigh’s Center for Community Engagement works closely with faculty and students to develop university-community collaborations.