Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The Department of History offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. For admission to the graduate program, the department requires:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Score on the Graduate Record Examination predictive of success in the program
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Vita (resume)
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning the applicant has attended

All application materials should be submitted to the Graduate School through its electronic application process. See the Graduate School Admissions page.

The faculty of the department may modify these requirements in exceptional circumstances. The application deadline is December 31 for Ph.D. and M.A. applications.