Graduate Advising

To request information about the graduate program, please email Professor Dustin Abnet, Graduate Advisor:

See the University's Graduate Studies web site for more general information about graduate studies Opens in new window at Cal State Fullerton and about financial aid.


The M.A. Study Plan

The CSUF American Studies masters degree consists of 30 units. Slightly more may be required of a student whose undergraduate major was in an unrelated field.

  • 6 units of American Studies graduate core courses (AMST 501 and 502)
  • 12 units of elective courses in American Studies (400 or 500-level courses)
  • 6 units of graduate seminars in related fields (500-level courses taken in a department or departments outside of American Studies)
  • 3 units in a "skill elective," fulfilled via a teaching tutorial (AMST 596), an internship (AMST 595), or a practial skill course taken at the 400 or 500-level
  • 3 units for the exit option, which may be either a master's thesis or a comprehensive exam.

This plan is designed to be flexible to help you develop your interests and advance your goals.  For help in choosing coursework or exit options, please email Dr. Abnet to set up an advising meeting: