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Admission Requirements

A Masters Degree in Folklore and Public Culture

Please submit all applications through the Online Graduate School Application. The link for this application can be found to the right.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are processed for Fall term (September) admission only and must be received by January 15th.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: (everything except optional GRE scores can be submitted through the Online Graduate School Application)

  1. A completed Online Graduate Application
  2. Transcripts (official or unofficial) from all institutions of higher education ever attended
  3. OPTIONAL for Fall 2021 Applications. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including scores for Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning. Applicants self-report their scores on the online application and submit official scores to the program (either electronic or print). Use English code (2501) and the University of Oregon code (4846)
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English should visit the Graduate School’s website for English language proficiency requirements https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/english-proficiency
  5. Three formal letters of recommendation from three recommenders, submitted directly by the recommenders
  6. A statement of academic objectives NOT to exceed five double-spaced, printed pages
  7. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  8. A writing sample that demonstrates applicant’s academic abilities is required (20 pages maximum)

ONLINE GRADUATE APPLICATION 

  • The application requires a $70 nonrefundable fee ($90 for international students), which can be paid by credit card or e-check with your online application.
  • If you have any questions or problems concerning this process, please contact the Folklore and Public Culture Program Secretary by phone 541-346-1505 or email emagee@uoregon.edu.

TRANSCRIPTS AND GPA Admission to the Folklore and Public Culture Program requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.30 (B+). With the exception of University of Oregon graduates, send official transcripts directly to: Office of the Registrar 5257University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403 In addition, a set of either unofficial or official transcripts from all institutions of higher education ever attended, both undergraduate and graduate, must be included in the materials uploaded to the online application.

OPTIONAL for Fall 2021 Applications: GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE). Self-report your scores on the online application and submit official scores to the Folklore and Public Culture Program. Use English code (2501) and the University of Oregon code (4846). The GRE is typically offered six times each year on most campuses. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. Contact the Testing Center, 1590 E. 13th Ave., Room 270, University Health and Counseling Building, Eugene, OR 97403, Phone: 541-346-3230, http://testing.uoregon.edu, for information on testing dates.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

  • At least three formal letters of recommendation are required, ideally from instructors who can speak to your academic abilities.
  • For an applicant who has been out of school for several years, letters from employers or others able to evaluate your abilities are appropriate.
  • Provide name and contact information for recommenders on the Online Graduate School Application. Your recommenders will then be contacted and instructed on how to submit their letters online.

STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES

  • Given the interdisciplinary nature of the Folklore and Public Culture Master’s Program, provide a statement addressing your academic objectives.
  • Explain how the academic resources associated with the UO Folklore and Public Culture Program would enable you to meet your goals.
  • Make sure to specify which track (general or public sector) you would like to follow.
  • The statement is not to exceed five double-spaced, printed pages.

ADMISSION ACCEPTANCE: The Folklore and Public Culture Program admissions committee will consider each application in accordance with the factors listed above. Each applicant will be notified in writing of their acceptance or denial into the Folklore and Public Culture Program. The director of Folklore and Public Culture shall also notify the Dean of the Graduate School of the status of each applicant. The Director of Folklore and Public Culture shall have the final determination on the admissibility of an applicant into the Folklore and Public Culture Program.

Conditional Acceptance: The admissions committee accepts students conditionally when its members feel that a student has great potential to succeed in our program, however, some aspect of their application is weaker than what is required to be admitted into the program. Moving from conditional to regular status depends on faculty evaluation of grades (minimum 3.0 GPA), written and oral work, and progress toward a thesis or terminal project during the first two terms of attendance (at least 18 credits, with no incompletes). Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student’s removal from the program at the end of the second term of their attendance.

CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAM The term “concurrent graduate degrees” is used when a graduate student is pursuing two degrees simultaneously, for example, a student pursuing a master’s degree in Folklore and Public Culture and Arts Administration, or a student pursuing a master’s degree in Folklore and Public Culture and a PhD in Anthropology. A student who wishes to pursue concurrent graduate degrees must gain admittance to both degree programs. For more information, see https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/policies-procedures/concurrent-degrees and contact the Folklore and Public Culture Program’s Director of Graduate Studies.



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