|The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in American Studies at Washington State University requires a previous bachelor's degree in American Studies, History, English, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, or a related discipline in the social sciences or the humanities. The degree aims to achieve both breadth of knowledge in U.S. cultural history, and depth of knowledge in an interdisciplinary area of specialization.
The Program in American Studies requires that the Ph.D. include a total of seventy-two (72) credit hours beyond the B.A., including transfer credits (up to 9 from an M.A. degree), research, and dissertation credits. A minimum total of thirty-four (33) must be graded credit hours in graduate courses.