Graduate Admissions

The deadline for applications from prospective students planning to enter graduate school in Fall 2021 is December 15, 2020. In order to be considered for admissions, all application materials must be submitted by this date.

Detailed information on graduate admissions and the online application itself can be found through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Students interested in one of our combined degree programs are encouraged to consult the Department of African American Studies, and the Film & Media Studies Program homepages.  The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies combined degree will begin in Fall 2022.

Please note that all graduate applicants to the Program in American Studies are required to submit a 20-page writing sample as part of the application.

Due to the large number of inquiries, we are unable to answer individual questions regarding assessments of prospective applicants. To talk to a graduate student about the program in the fall, please email Hector Perlata or Olivia Polk, graduate students and our student liaisons.  

If you are planning a visit and would like to sit in on a class, please email the instructor and request permission to attend.

We thank you for your interest in American Studies at Yale University and look forward to reading your application!