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Admission is by fellowship only for full-time participation. All students admitted to the Program receive full tuition and a stipend during the two-year course of study, beginning July 1st of the first year and ending May 31 of the second year.


Students must apply to the Program through the Office of Graduate Studies using the online application form available at: http://grad.udel.edu/apply/

All applicants must submit an application, GRE scores, transcript(s), 3 letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, a Graduate School essay, an academic writing sample, a personal writing sample, and any other materials delineated by the Graduate Office. There is an application fee. The Graduate Office web site will explain the details and procedures.

All students must also contact the Program Secretary, Ms. Carol Steinbrecher, via email. She will send each applicant supplementary information and forms as an email attachment (in Word format). Applicants should import them into their word processor, fill them out, and scan/email  or print these forms and return via U.S. mail  to the Program Office at the address listed below.

All material must be submitted no later than January 15 for admission the following September.

An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be submitted. GRE scores are valid only if they have been taken within the last 5 years.  The University of Delaware’s GRE institution code is 005811-5101. Please allow 4-6 weeks from your test date to the date your score will be received by the University of Delaware. Given the number of holidays in the latter part of the year, it is recommended that you schedule your GRE test before November 1, to be received by the January 15th deadline of application materials.  In the case of a student for whom English is not the first language, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores may be substituted for the verbal score to calculate the minimum GRE total.

The ETS University of Delaware institution code is “5811“. You only need to submit the University code of 5811. No department code is needed for our institution.

Successful applicants must participate in interview weekend, conducted by the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and normally held over three days during the second or third weekend in March at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. Reasonable costs for travel and lodging to attend interview weekend are paid for by the Winterthur Program.

To ask about application status, set up a preliminary interview, or request further information, contact Ms. Steinbrecher via email or call 302-831-2678.


Mailing Address
Ms. Carol Steinbrecher
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
University of Delaware
Newark DE 19711

Office location and delivery address for express mail
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
77 East Main Street
Newark DE 19711
tel. 302-831-2678

CHECKLIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS (DEADLINE January 15, 2016, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time):










2. Email (cbstein@udel.edu) or mail to: Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716


PLEASE NOTE: The most common problem experienced when uploading documents is size. A document can be no larger than 2.5 MB. If your file exceeds that file size, you may want to try to reduce the file size by scanning at a lower resolution. Unfortunately, Technical Support is not able to assist with further directions on how to reduce the file size. If you are unable to reduce the file size into 2.5 MB or lower, please send an email to cbstein@udel.edu and ask for instructions on how to proceed.


Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
University of Delaware   •   Newark, DE 19716   •   USA
Phone: (302) 831-2678

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