Master of Arts Degree: Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in American Studies or closely related field
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all universities attended, sent directly to the Graduate School
  • Three letters of recommendation, uploaded directly to CollegeNet
  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s areas of intended study and the applicant’s qualifications for Master’s level work.
  • Writing sample
  • Advisor Form
  • GRE scores are not required, but will be reviewed if submitted

Applications can be obtained on line from The Graduate School. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applications for students wishing to be considered for a teaching assistantship for the Fall semester will normally be due by March 1.

Preference will be given to applications submitted before January 31st for admittance in the upcoming Fall semester. For applicants wishing to be considered for a Fall teaching assistantship, the application deadline is January 31st. The final deadline for applications to be submitted is March 31st.

For a Spring admit, the application deadline is November 1st. Those wishing to be considered for a Spring teaching assistantship, the application deadline is October 1st


 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree: Admission Requirements

  • B.A. or M.A. degree in American Studies or closely related field
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all universities attended, sent directly to the Graduate School
  • Three academic letters of recommendations, uploaded directly to CollegeNet
  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s areas of intended study and the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral-level work. 
  • Advisor Form
  • Writing sample (major research paper or M.A. thesis chapter)
  • GRE scores are not required, but will be reviewed if submitted
  • Applicants should also identify the faculty advisor with whom they are interested in working with

Preference will be given to applications submitted before January 31st for admittance in the upcoming Fall semester. For applicants wishing to be considered for a Fall teaching assistantship, the application deadline is January 31st. The final deadline for applications to be submitted is March 31st.

For a Spring admit, the application deadline is November 1st. Those wishing to be considered for a Spring teaching assistantship, the application deadline is October 1st