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The College of William and Mary

American Studies Program

Williamsburg, VA

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Overview

The College of William and Mary / American Studies Program is located in Williamsburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
53%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.71%
Black or African American 14.29%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.71%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

4
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 0
Male (2)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American cultural history, literature, material culture, art history, visual culture, mass and popular culture since the eighteenth century; African American studies; Native American studies; LGBTQ studies; digital humanities; environmental humanities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
United States
Contact Dr. Leisa Meyer
Director
Email: ldmeye@wm.edu
Phone: 757-221-3720
Fax: 757-221-1287

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