Canadian and American Studies

Faculty of Humanities

Canadian and American Studies

Graduate Program

“The new MA in Canadian and American Studies is an exciting, opportunity to study important issues relating to both countries from a holistic, interdisciplinary point-of-view.” - Professor Marian Bredin, Graduate Program Director 

Program Description

The new joint Master of Arts in Canadian-American Studies is offered by Brock University and the University at Buffalo (UB), which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program will equip students with the necessary tools to consider the interplay between discipline-specific topics and broader issues relevant to the Canadian, American, or North American landscape, while taking courses on both campuses. Students will have the opportunity to explore their field of research from both a Canadian and an American perspective. Students will undertake comparative analysis of social, economic, political, and cultural issues in the two nations. The courses will be taught by tenured (and tenure-track) faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences at both universities.







This program includes a Major Research Paper option and is intended to be completed in twelve months. A thesis option in exceptional circumstances is available upon consultation with and permission from the Graduate Program Director.

The program will provide international experience to participating Brock students, and will include a joint degree from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo.


Courses and instruction in theory and research methods will equip students to approach their field from an interdisciplinary perspective. Access to faculty and experts from disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences at both institutions will produce a customized degree experience. Students will earn a joint degree issued from Brock and University at Buffalo.