The MAS is a three-semester program taught in English. A performance-related fast track option(two semesters) is available. The program offers exemplary and interdisciplinary teaching that provides students with in-depth cultural knowledge about the United States of America. The curriculum includes a selection of courses from economics, geography, history, law, literature, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. MAS students will benefit both from excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs of future leaders.
Admission is competitive and most candidates will have studied humanities, social sciences, or law at the undergraduate or graduate level. The program admits up to 30 students every year. Students from a three year B.A. program need the equivalent of 210 ECTS points. In some cases credit points can be awarded for professional experience. Applicants from outside of the EU should have successfully completed degree programs involving a minimum of four years of study (equivalent to 240 ECTS) at recognized academic institutions. Students whose native language is not English and who are not holding a degree from a university in an English speaking country, have to provide recent results of an international, standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) to demonstrate that your spoken and written command of the English language will allow you to successfully complete the MAS.
TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The tuition fees for the MAS are 2,500 EUR per semester. The HCA currently offers six full scholarships for students from around the world. In addition, a limited number of tuition fee scholarships are available for qualified German students.
Applications are accepted until March 31, 2016. Our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and instructions for the application are available at:
http://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/index_en.html The program starts in early October 2016.