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


Hofstra University Irish Studies: Irish Studies at Hofstra University is an interdisciplinary program with rich course offerings and events on Ireland's past and present. By studying the cultures, diaspora, economy, history, politics, and social relations of Ireland, we develop an awareness of ways that the Irish have both shaped and been shaped by other societies, including the United States. In addition to our undergrad minor courses, our program has also organized activities such as: a summer studies program in Ireland, annual film and lecture series on topics relating to Ireland, conferences and exhibits, and day-long workshops and summer classes designed to raise interest in Irish culture among youth on Long Island.

Phone: 516-463-6600516-463-6600 Email:

John Brown University Irish Studies Program: John Brown University offers a graduate Irish studies program. This Irish Studies program is a six-week, nine credit hour program designed for all majors. The group of students travels around the island and visits sites connected to our studies as well as some of the most beautiful tourist locations in Ireland.

Phone: 479-524-7363479-524-7363 Email:

John Carroll University – Irish Studies Graduate Studies: John Carroll University includes Irish Studies with varied graduate courses in: classical & modern languages and cultures (Irish language), English (studies in Irish literature), history (history of Ireland), peace, justice & human rights (Belfast, Northern Ireland Summer Institute in Peace Building) and/or theology & religious studies (early Christianity).

Phone: 216-397-4787216-397-4787 Email:

Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame: The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching and research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture in all of its manifestations. Undergraduates can pursue an Irish Studies Minor and the Institute offers graduate students a Graduate Minor in Irish Studies. In addition, through graduate programs offered through the Ph.D. in Literature program, English and History, the Keough-Naughton Institute supports scholarship in all areas of Irish Studies. The Institute supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of Irish Studies and provides opportunity for language study, travel classes, semester and summer study in Dublin, internships in Dublin, conference support and more.