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; a writing sample is optional. Correspondence or conversation with the Graduate Program Adviser before application is advisable. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

Applications are accepted for admission in fall semester only. All application material must be submitted 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.

For further information, please contact Professor Adam Golub, Graduate Program Advisor, by email at Applications are now online only. Visit for more information.