Graduate Application for American Studies

Deadlines and supplementary materials

Program Overview
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Phone: 757-221-1275
Fax: 757-221-1287

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Mailing Address:
William & Mary
Program Administrator
American Studies Program
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Shipping Address:
William & Mary
Program Administrator
American Studies Program
114 North Boundary Street,
Apt. 5
Williamsburg, VA 23185

William & Mary uses an online application system.

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in American Studies. For the joint American Studies and the School of Law J.D./M.A. program, please see Instructions for the JD/MA program.

Deadline

To ensure full consideration for admission and financial assistance, applications, including all supporting materials and test scores, should be completed by December 1. Applications received after December 1 will be reviewed on the basis of available space.

Spring Admission: No
Part-Time Students: Yes, but without funding
GRE code for American Studies: 2206

Supplementary Application Materials

You will be asked to provide this information as part of the online application.

  • Writing sample: Please provide a writing sample of approximately 20 pages (course paper, thesis chapter, etc.).
  • Short essay: Please provide a short essay detailing intellectual interests and motives for pursuing a graduate degree in American Studies.
  • Foreign language competency: Foreign language proficiency is required for the Ph.D. degree. If you are applying for the Ph.D. or the M.A./Ph.D. track, the Admissions Committee asks that you specify your current competency in one or more foreign languages (fluency, speaking, reading, coursework, etc.)

If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.