Applying to the Graduate Program

An applicant should hold or be about to receive a bachelor's degree in American studies or a related field, with at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate major courses. A candidate with a bachelor's degree from another field is welcome to apply, but if admitted may be required to take one or more undergraduate courses that will not count toward the master's degree. At least two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose of around 500 words must accompany every application. Correspondence or conversation with the Graduate Program Adviser before application is advisable. The Graduate Record Examination is not required.

Applications are accepted for admission in fall semester only. All application material must arrive by March 1. Applicants will be notified by the American Studies Graduate Adviser regarding their admission to the American Studies Master's Program by the end of March. Approximately 20 students are admitted each year.

Eligible students may apply for the Margarete Liebe Sekhon Graduate ScholarshipPDF File , which awards $1,000 to a student accepted for fall semester admission to the American Studies M.A. program.

For further information, please contact Professor Adam Golub, Graduate Program Advisor, by email at