Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:

Requirements More Information
GPA Successful applicants with an M.A. typically have a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) in their graduate work.
Education Applicants must hold a master’s degree in American Studies, or a related field emphasizing American cultural scholarship and public heritage work such as history, English, sociology, political science, folklore, cultural studies, performance studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, communications, art history, museum and library studies, education, and cultural resource management.
Supporting Materials
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Three reference letters attesting to academic and professional capabilities. (At least two letters should be from academic sources, such as professors or advisers).
  • A letter of 500 to 1000 words outlining significant scholarly and applied experience, career goals, commitment to American Studies as a field, and academic objectives.
  • A recent personal vita.
  • A paper from a graduate course taken previously or publication demonstrating research and compositional skills.

Application Deadline

Semester Deadline
Fall January 15
*GRE scores are required for scholarships and assistantships.