American Studies

Doctoral Program

We expect Ph.D. students not merely to produce scholarship about significant social issues, but to be prepared to enter organizations that actively work toward their resolution.

Through extensive engagement with strategic partners, IUPUI’s doctoral program in American Studies recruits and train students for well-defined tracks that apply the humanities and social sciences directly to community-defined problems. IUPUI seeks to demonstrate with measurable success how the liberal arts can work for and with organizations, agencies, and companies, that have a variety of profiles—from healthcare and parks to municipal, state, and regional agencies.