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The George Washington University

Department of American Studies

Washington, DC

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The George Washington University

Overview

The George Washington University / Department of American Studies is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Historic preservation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Material culture
Master of Arts (MA) Folk life

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
General exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
28
Accepted
7
Enrolled
41%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

28
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 14.29%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.57%
Unknown 10.71%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Melanie McAlister
Chair
Email: jam@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-7244

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