There are no formal programs that grant graduate degrees in Men's Studies anywhere in the US. It makes sense for students to put effort into foundational work first in a discipline such as sociology, psychology, history, literature, etc. and/or the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies. For academics, job placement usually requires applicants that are solidly grounded in fields represented by the university's departments. This then provides one with a base from which they can do work in Men's Studies. In the social sciences, there are many programs that excel in "Gender Studies. They include Sociology depts. at Berkeley, Stony Brook, NY, University of Texas, Austin, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida State, USC, Rutgers, and UC Santa Barbara. Women's and gender studies departments may be accessed through the National Women's Studies Association and the womenâ€™s studies database. There is one minor in men's studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in NY State, and an on-line program in men's studies through Akamai University.