Before the American Studies graduate admissions deadline complete the following two-step application process:

Submit an online application to the Graduate College Step 1

You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation. All supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile in MyUI, our online service center for applicants and students. You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.

Upload supplemental application and additional documents Step 2

Upload the required American Studies supplemental application and other documents through a secure portal; the link will be given to you after the Graduate College application is submitted in Step 1 above.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • A sample of your best critical written work (e.g., term paper, seminar report, published article).
  • A statement of purpose (a 2-3 page statement of your purposes, goals, and special interests relevant to your application to American Studies, i.e., why you are applying and what you hope to achieve in your graduate program).
  • Unofficial transcripts (original must be provided to Graduate Admissions).

Letters of Recommendation

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation sent directly from instructors or other persons familiar with your intellectual attainments, on the referee’s letterhead. The application requirement section of your Admissions Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders (including their email) on your Admissions Profile. The recommenders will then receive an email giving them instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.

Materials to send to Admissions

  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment. For international records, all records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution and the signature of a school official.  Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal, English translation, certified by the issuing institution.
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to comply with the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.