Montana State University

College of Letters and Science
American Studies Program

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4396
Fax: (406) 994-7420
E-mail:
americanstudies@montana.edu
Location: 2-155 Wilson Hall

Dean:

Nicol C. Rae
nicol.rae@montana.edu

Director:

David Cherry
dcherry@montana.edu

Program Administrator/Advisor:

Cassandra Balent
cassandra.balent@montana.edu

Graduate Programs, How to Apply

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
  • Three letters of recommendation (please note, these should be sent directly from the letter writers either electronically or by mail).
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam scores
  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s areas of intended study and the applicant’s qualifications for Master’s level work.
  • Writing sample

Applications can be obtained on line from The Graduate School (http://www.montana.edu/wwwdg/apply.html). 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. Applications for Fall semester will be accepted until July 15. Applications for candidates wishing to begin in Spring semester are due by November 1. International degree and non-degree seeking applications are due April 15 for Fall semester and September 1 for Spring semester.

Please submit application materials to:

American Studies Graduate Program
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT  59717

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
  • Three academic letters of recommendations (please note, these should be sent directly from the letter writers either electronically or by mail).
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam scores
  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s areas of intended study and the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral-level work. Applicants should also identify a potential faculty advisor(s) with whom they might be interested in working.
  • Advisor form (click here)
  • Writing sample (major research paper or M.A. thesis chapter)

Applications can be obtained on line from The Graduate School (http://www.montana.edu/wwwdg/apply.html). Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Normally, applications will be due no later than March 1st for admission for the Fall semester.

Please submit application materials to:

American Studies Graduate Program
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT  59717