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 2023. In order to be considered for admission, all application materials should be submitted by the deadline of December 15, 2023. 

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.

All applicants to the Program in American Studies and combined programs are required to submit a 20-page, double spaced 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 and student life, please email Morgan Freeman, Student Liaison.

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

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