Applicants to the M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies should have a B.A. degree with a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA. Applicants may hold a degree in any field of the Humanities or the Social Sciences, but should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevance of prior study to their desire and competence to do an Irish Studies M.A.
In addition to the (required) Statement of Academic Purpose the application requires a writing sample of 15 to 20 pages, three academic letters of reference, and, where appropriate for non-native speakers of English, the Test of English for speakers of Foreign Languages (TOEFL). Our program also welcomes you to submit a Personal History Statement.
Application forms and instructions are available from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website: GSAS Application and Instructions
For the letter of recommendation form, Irish Studies's department code is IRSH and the field of study code is IRH.
University requirements for GSAS
April 15: Fall only admission with financial aid consideration.
November 1: Spring only admission.
Rolling admissions. Applications are accepted until June 30th, or when the incoming class is full. Late applicants are considered.