Copyright

Top Schools for Cultural Studies

Learn about cultural studies programs, which typically include courses in foreign language, history, and regional customs. Find a summary of degree options at three top-notch national universities, as well as a table that can provide you with at-a-glance information about other colleges and universities in the United States that offer cultural studies programs. View article »

View 10 Popular Schools »

An error occurred trying to load this video.

Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support.

94% college-bound high school students
…said it was important to communicate with colleges during the search process. (Source: Noel-Levitz 2012 trend study)

Select a school or program

View More Schools
Show Me Schools
 Replay
  • 0:03 Top Cultural Studies Schools
  • 0:18 School Overviews
  • 2:45 Top Cultural Studies Programs

Find the perfect school

Video Transcript

Top Cultural Studies Schools

Students in cultural studies programs may study a specific region, such as Asia or Africa, and the geography, history, and religious traditions associated with the area. Programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Studies - Central Asia
  • Asian Studies - East Asia
  • Asian Studies - South Asia
  • Asian Studies - Southeast Asia
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • European Studies
  • European Studies - Central and Eastern
  • European Studies - Western
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Pacific Rim Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Tibetan Studies

School Overviews

The following three universities offer relevant degree programs in cultural studies. They were all nationally or regionally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2017:

1. University of California in Davis, CA

School Highlight: Cultural studies at the University of California in Davis, CA, offers an approach to the study of society and culture that renders critical analysis of the knowledge pertaining to gender and ethnic studies.

This school offers interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in cultural studies. Students take courses in anthropology, sociology, and history while completing comparative research in certain aspects of culture, including food, travel, and media. A Designated Emphasis program is also offered, which includes African American and African studies, feminist theory and research, and studies in performance and practice. The school was ranked #44 among national universities by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

2. Stanford University in Stanford, CA

School Highlight: Stanford University in Stanford, CA, awards 75% of the university's undergraduate degrees and 40% of its doctorates through its School of Humanities and Sciences.

Through the university's School of Humanities and Sciences, students can focus their cultural studies on one of many areas, including German, Latin American, or East Asian culture. Successful completion of the programs can lead to a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Ph.D. Stanford was ranked #5 on the U.S. News and World Report list of top national universities for 2017.

3. California State University in Los Angeles, CA

School Highlight: The College of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University in Los Angeles, CA, offers 19 bachelor's degrees and 17 master's degrees within 15 departments.

Undergraduate students at Cal State LA can pursue a major, minor, or concentration in ethnic studies. The ethnic studies program is highly interdisciplinary combining studies in law, public policy, education, and business, among other topics. Students study a variety of ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and Latinas, and American Indians. There are also on-campus student groups that promote intercultural understanding, including Raza Unida and the Black Student Union. For 2017, the school was ranked #61 among universities in the West Region by U.S. News and World Report.

Top Cultural Studies Programs

Here are some more schools with great educational offerings in cultural studies:

School Name Location Distinction
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO International studies program offers concentrations in one of four areas
Columbia College Chicago, IL Offers a B.A. in Cultural Studies; the school was ranked a tier 2 regional university U.S. News and World Report for 2017
Loyola University Chicago, IL Offers master's programs, doctorates, and joint-degree programs
University of Illinois Chicago, IL Offers a variety of cultural studies programs and networks
University of Texas Dallas, TX Offers the country's only anthropology graduate programs with a cultural forms concentration
Yale University New Haven, CT Ranked third among national universities by U.S. News and World Report for 2017

Cultural studies programs may focus on one particular group, or they may cover a broad range of ethnic groups. Top schools around the country offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in this field.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    • BS in Liberal Studies

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • BA: Liberal Studies
    • AA: Liberal Arts

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Bachelor of Arts in English - History
    • Bachelor of Arts in History
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - History
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Social Studies

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your age?

    • General Studies, A.A.

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?