The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

American Studies

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master's Degree
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Master's Degree Completion

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 1 No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information


  • Name Brandi Plantenga
    Phone 765-494-7161
    Email bplante@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address American Studies Program
    Purdue University
    100 North University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
    USA

Additional Information


  • Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • Foreign Language and/or Research Methods:
    • The Program does not require doctoral students to show proficiency in a foreign language or a specific research method. However, in a world defined by increasing international, cross-national, multinational, and transnational exchanges, the competency and eventual mastery of languages beyond one’s native language is an invaluable asset. Our Program aims to produce scholars whose work is intellectually meaningful, socially valuable, and culturally significant. What this means is that students and their committees are responsible for determining the languages and methods necessary to successfully complete a dissertation.

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