International Students

International students are eligible to apply for the American studies PhD. Admission is based on a competitive review of all applicants. For international students seeking financial support; however, there are limited foreign student fellowships and assistantships available.


Most international applicants whose native language is not English must complete the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS, regardless of US citizenship status. The Graduate School standard for English language proficiency is a score of at least 79 out of 120 on the internet-based TOEFL, with minimum section scores of 21 on writing and 19 on reading (550 out of 677 on the paper-based test, or an IELTS score of 6.5.). Please refer to the Graduate School English assessment tests for more information.