Admission to the Ph.D. in Heritage Studies Degree Program
Applicants to the Ph.D. in Heritage Studies must hold a baccalaureate or master's degree from an accredited institution. Preferred applicants will have a master's degree in a related discipline such as archeology, anthropology, English literature (American regional/ethnic focus), folklore, geography, history, museum studies, political science, public administration, or sociology. Applicants admitted to the program will be required to complete a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work before they will be allowed to take 7000 level courses. Only in rare cases will applicants be admitted who have not completed an appropriate master's degree before they begin their doctoral studies. Applicants will be admitted to the program based on the following criteria.
- A letter explaining interest in Heritage Studies and personal career goals.
- Undergraduate and graduate GPA
- Three (3) letters of reference
- Interview with Heritage Studies’ Admissions Committee (may be required).
- Example of research and writing on a scholarly topic
- Interview with the director or associate director of the Ph.D. program