Graduate students are advised by their faculty mentors. Students should individually consult with faculty academic advisors on a regular basis—not just to pre-register—but also to communicate regularly about progress toward the degree and one’s professional development. Students are free to change advisors at any time prior to preparation for comprehensive examinations, especially as students begin to work with individual faculty in American Studies.

For general questions about graduate studies, students may contact the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of American Studies:

Thomas Oates
Department of American Studies
Director of Graduate Studies / Associate Professor of American Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication
728 Jefferson Building
319-335-0316
thomas-oates@uiowa.edu

Graduate Program Handbook and Forms

American Studies Candidacy Petition
American Studies Candidacy Faculty evaluation form
American Studies Comprehensive exams in American studies information (for committee members outside the Department)
American Studies Graduate Student Handbook
Graduate College Non-doctoral plan of study summary form for Master's students
Graduate College Doctoral plan of study summary form for Doctoral students
Graduate College Internal fellowships & awards / deadlines