Undergraduate Admissions is handled centrally at Boston University. Application information for the BA in American Studies can be found at

Applicants to the graduate programs should use the online application, which is available on the Graduate School site: Online application form.

The American & New England Studies Program at Boston University offers three graduate level degrees:

The MA in Preservation Studies program accepts students for both the fall and spring semesters. The fall deadline is April 15, and the spring deadline is November 15. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences does offer Application Fee Waivers for individuals who participate in specific programs or who have documented financial hardship. Please visit the GRS website to see if you qualify and apply for the fee waiver.

The PhD program only accepts applications for fall admission, and the deadline to submit your application is December 15. Please note the date change from years past. For more information about the PhD program see this year’s brochure

There are a variety of additional resources available to students considering a graduate degree in American and New England Studies or in Preservation Studies. Check out our Preservation Studies MA and American Studies PhD for greater detail. Learn about our faculty, financial assistance for the MA and PhD, and meet some students and alumni. Plan your visit. And if you’re as excited as we are about our approach to American & New England Studies or Preservation Studies, begin your application here.

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