Admission Requirements

  • B.A. or M.A. degree in an American Studies-related discipline 
  • 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 (This form identifies the faculty advisor of interest to the applicant)
  • Writing sample (major research paper or M.A. thesis chapter)
  • GRE scores are not required


We have a rolling admission deadline. For applicants wishing to be considered for a Fall teaching assistantship, however, the application deadline is January 31st.