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Purdue University

Program in American Studies

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Program in American Studies is located in West Lafayette, IN, 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
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
10
Accepted
4
Enrolled
29%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; writing sample; master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
76%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.69%
Black or African American 28.21%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 2.56%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: African American studies; critical race theory; women, gender and sexuality studies; popular culture; transnational studies; U.S. social movements; ecocriticism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. Rayvon D. Fouche
Director
Email: rfouche@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-496-9629