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Admissions and Application

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 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:
For the letter of recommendation form, Irish Studies's department code is IRSH and the field of study code is IRH.

Priority deadline: April 15th.
Rolling admissions. Applications are accepted until June 1st, or when the incoming class is full. Late applicants are considered.