Admissions

**The Fall 2024 admissions application for the PhD in American & New England Studies will open in September**

Undergraduate Admissions are handled centrally at Boston University. Application information for the BA in American Studies can be found at bu.edu/admissions.

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:

  • MA in Preservation Studies
  • JD/MA in Law & Preservation Studies
  • PhD in American & New England Studies Admissions

More information on admission to the Preservation Studies Program can be found here. For more information about the program also see the Preservation@BU newsletter.

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. 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.Check out our American & New England Studies PhD for greater detail. Learn about our faculty, financial assistance for the PhD, and meet some students and alumni. Email us to plan a visit.  And if you’re as excited as we are about our approach to American & New England Studies, begin your application here.

Helpful Links

Graduate School Admissions Contact
College of Arts & Sciences Academics