Irish and Irish American Studies (MA)

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Program Description

The MA in Irish and Irish American Studies offers students a broad interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes new approaches to the field of Irish Studies modeled on the best methods of contemporary Humanities and Social Science scholarship.  Courses taught by Glucksman Ireland House faculty in History, Literature, Music, and Cultural Studies investigate the Irish experience in and outside of Ireland.  The many archives and the vibrant Irish community of New York City offer unparalleled opportunities for graduate study.

The MA in Irish and Irish American studies has been structured to offer students both a comprehensive grounding in the Irish studies field and the opportunity for in-depth course work and research in the new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary scholarship characteristic of the best recent work in the field. Courses are offered in history, literature, language, music, and cultural studies. 


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Irish and Irish American Studies for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.