About the Program

LettersThe American Civilization Program is a plan for study within the Department of History doctoral program. Established in 1979, it trains advanced students for scholarly careers in both the academy and in public humanities including museums, historic preservation, and cultural agencies, and other related organizations.

What makes “Am Civ” unique is its emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and material culture studies, a particular strength of the University of Delaware across a number of departments and programs. With its wide array of nearby museums, Delaware is a great place to hone your skills at researching and writing about American material life in the past.