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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of American Studies

College Park, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of American Studies is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis or scholarly paper and exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
3 comprehensive exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 44.9%
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.08%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

70
Total faculty
Full-time - 63
Part-time - 7
Male (31)
Female (39)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Material culture, modes of culture, cultural movements, popular culture, ethnography
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Nancy L. Struna
Chair
Email: nlstruna@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-1354
Fax: 301-314-9453

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