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 Minimum of 2.75 junior/senior grade-point average on a 4.00 scale
Education The graduate program in American Studies accepts students from a wide array of disciplines — art, history, English, sociology, and anthropology — but recommends educational preparation related to the interdisciplinary study of American culture.
Supporting Materials
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the student’s ability to handle graduate study
  • A statement of intent (approx. 1,000 words outlining their preparation for study, proposed fields of study, and career goals) and
  • A sample of written work (seminar paper or equivalent research paper) as evidence of their American research and writing skills.
  • Students applying for scholarships and assistantships are requested to submit general examination scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within five years previous to the date of application. The GRE is recommended, but not required, for admission.

Application Deadline

Semester Deadline
Fall February 15
Spring October 15