The definitive list of Irish Studies programs – United States and Canada


CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies, Lehman College: Lehman College offers a couple of Irish orientated courses to all undergraduate students. These courses range from general Irish studies to more in-depth Irish cultural studies such as Irish Language and Irish literature. Lehman College also offers a study abroad program to students enrolled in such courses. The Fulbright Commission Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute is a four-week cultural and academic program for US students held at Queen’s University Belfast.

Phone: 718-960-6722718-960-6722 Email:

DePaul University Irish Studies: The Irish Studies Program at DePaul University is an interdisciplinary field of study, offering an undergraduate Minor to students interested in examining the history, literature, politics, geography, religion, and culture of Ireland along with the worldwide Irish diaspora and the contemporary integration of Ireland within globalized systems of political economy, international relations, travel and communication. The Irish Studies Minor familiarizes students with a wide range of courses that explore Ireland and develop critical perspectives on its place in history and the contemporary world. The Irish Studies Program also invites guest lecturers from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Chicago community to speak to Irish Studies courses and in campus-wide events.

Phone: 773-325-3267773-325-3267 Email:

Emory University Irish Studies Program: Emory’s Irish Studies Program thrives off of their tremendous strengths in teaching and research in Irish arts, literature and culture. The Irish Studies Program is housed within Emory's English Department and introduces students to leading scholarship on Ireland through courses, seminars, readings and lectures.

Phone:404-727-2232404-727-2232 Email:

Fairfield University Irish Studies: Offering an interdisciplinary minor for undergraduates, Fairfield University has a small, but robust minor program for undergraduates in Irish Studies, drawing from Irish subject-based courses in literature, politics, history, and art and a study abroad partnership with NUI Galway. We also have a thriving annual series of events that includes visits and performances by well-known Irish-Americans. Fairfield University also hosts the annual Irish Festival for Fairfield County each Father's Day weekend in June.