North American Studies (M.A.)

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Academia, e.g. Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS)

One of the other possible paths to be chosen after the successful conclusion of your degree in North American studies is a career in academia.

There are a variety of opportunities to seek out a doctorate after your Master's degree, be it as part of a position at a university department, a member of a research group, a scholarship holder or even a grantee of the JFKI's Graduate School of North American Studies.

Moreover, graduates of the Kennedy Institute are qualified to seek out and apply to a variety of PhD programs abroad, be it in the United States, Canada, or any other academic context. Excellent academic achievements are expected of students wishing to engage in any postgraduate education. Scholars working in academic are nowadays confronted with a manifoldly variety of tasks and responsibilities of which teaching, their research and the publication of books and articles are only are only a part of their wider administrative and organisational duties. After the conferring of a doctorate, graduates are free to further pursue their career in academia or reorient themselves and seek out employment outside of the university system.