Application Process

Admission to the MA program in European Studies

 

Application deadline: May 1st for matriculation the following fall

  1. Click here to access all relevant information about the on-line application process.

  2. Click here to initiate an on-line application and create an account in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Admissions System

  3. Click here to see GSAS admission requirements

Applicant materials include:

  • Application for admission
  • A statement of purpose
  • A writing sample (in English), preferably on a Europe-related topic
    • The writing sample should be a course paper or other essay that demonstrates the student’s ability to frame a scholarly argument, discuss writings by others, and develop and support ideas with appropriate examples
  • Standardized test scores
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for international students
  • Transcripts (from each postsecondary institution attended)
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two)
  • Application for Virginia In-State Educational Privileges (if applicable)
  • Application Fee

Among the qualifications expected of applicants are:

  • Must hold a B.A. or equivalent from an accredited university in the United States or abroad; or fufill requirements for BA/MA enrollment (For more information contact Professor Janet Horne, Director of European Studies, jhorne@virginia.edu )
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 in undergraduate coursework
  • GRE scores commensurate with historical averages in GSAS (approximately 1310 and for admitted students 1390)
  • A minimum TOEFL score (all international students must submit TOEFL scores in addition to GRE scores)
    • 90 for the internet-based TOEFL (with section minimums of 22 in speaking, 22 in writing, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening).
    • 600 for the paper-based TOEFL; an IELTS score of 7.0 is also acceptable.

Financial Aid

For information about tuition, fees, and financial aid, please see http://gsas.virginia.edu/funding. During their required semester of study abroad, each student will be granted a $2,500 research and travel stipend. A very limited number of Teaching Assistantships may be available for students enrolled in the European Studies MA Program.


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