Postgraduate studies in American Studies may be pursued through programs of study leading to an MA or PhD in areas of research. The University's Courses and programswill provide formal course details and admission requirements.
An MA by research normally requires a thesis of not more than 60,000 words prepared under the supervision of American Studies staff and presented after the equivalent of at least one year of full-time study.
A PhD requires a thesis of not more than 100,000 words, presented after at least two, and normally three years.
Recently completed Research Higher Degree students
|Student||Degree||Field of study|
|Josh Balfour||PhD||Inverted Oversight: How Congressional Appropriators displaced authorizers in determining the fate of major weapon programs, 2001-2006|
|Carol Ellis||PhD||Polls Apart?|
|Roderick Essery||PhD||The Cherokee Nation in the nineteenth centure: racial tensions and the loss of tribal sovereignty|
|Daniel Fazio||MA||The last print media war: Three case studies of American Press coverage of the Korean War, 1950-53|
|Judith Francis||MA||Norfolk County, a terrestrial paradise transformed: The agricultural development and the social wellbeing of a rural community in Ontario, 1790-1930|
|Sarah John||PhD||Experience and expectation: socialization and the different motivational bases of party policy on campaign finance reform in Australia, Canada and the United States|
|Damian Lataan||PhD||The New American Century: Neoconservatives and their Influence on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, 2000-2010|
|Peta Smith||PhD||Persuasion and consent: Using the 1993-94 health reform debate to develop a descriptive theory of policy reform|