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Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies

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Graduate Admission

Admission is based primarily on the applicant’s undergraduate or graduate record or both, references from persons familiar with the applicant’s work, and a statement of academic objectives prepared by the applicant. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required of all applicants. Students should have taken a substantial amount of work in American studies or in a related field (e.g., American history, literature, art, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, journalism). Prospective students must take the Graduate Record Examination and have the results forwarded to the Graduate Application Processing Center.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
American Studies Program
Graduate Applications
Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545

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