Graduate Admissions for American Studies

We admit students for graduate study at the PhD level only. PhD students may obtain an MA during the course of their studies, but no students are admitted for a terminal MA. Students entering the PhD program must hold at least a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher education.


The deadline to submit all of your application materials is December 1 of the year prior to admission.

Please email for questions pertaining to your application. 

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Fall 2024 Cohort

The PhD program in the Department of American Studies is building a Critical Ethnic Studies Cohort for admission starting Fall 2024. The deadline for application materials is December 1, 2023.