Graduate Admissions

The American Studies program will be accepting applications for admission to the MA and PhD programs for students planning to enter graduate school in Fall 2022. In order to be considered for admission, all application materials should be submitted by the deadline of December 15, 2021. 

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 StudiesFilm & Media Studies Program, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies homepages.

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, please email Charlotte Hecht or Melinda Stang, our Student Liaisons.

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