Netherlands American Studies Association

Call for Applications: Master of Arts in American Studies at Heidelberg (Germany)

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its newly designed four-semester Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program. The MAS is an interdisciplinary program taught in English and aimed at qualified graduate students from Germany and around the world. It provides students with in-depth knowledge about the United States of America from an outside perspective. 


The curriculum includes classes in human geography, history, literary and cultural studies, political science, economics and religious history. The unique design of the MAS gives students ample opportunity to choose an individual configuration for their course of study, including multiple combinations of disciplines. Individual study plans may concentrate on disciplines from the humanities or the social sciences, or combine both. MAS students benefit from both excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs of professional and academic careers.

The program is tuition free for EU-citizens. For non-EU students, the state of Baden-Württemberg charges a fee of 1,500 Euro per semester.

International applications for the winter semester 2020 will be accepted from May 1 to June 15, 2020.

Further information on the HCA and its MAS program, as well as application forms, are available at or