Applying to the Graduate Program in History
Degree offered: MA in History
Options available: University Thesis Option, Examination Option, Teaching Option, Public History Option
Application deadline for the 2016-2017 year is May 16, 2016.
The application process for Fall 2015-16 is closed.
Please see university website for additional directions. Please note directions carefully, as the graduate program is not responsible for forwarding misdirected supporting documents to the department.
What you should send to the department:
To complete your application, please submit the following to the department (in addition to your on-line university application) by May 16, 2016*:
- Two letters of recommendation (preferably from someone who is able to judge your academic work)
- A statement of purpose
- A writing sample (4-25 pages. The sample should showcase your ability to write a research-based, fully cited scholarly essay. Ideally, this will be a paper written for a history class but papers written for other classes are also acceptable. If you don't have such samples on hand, you might compose a new paper on an historical topic.)
- Unofficial copies of college transcripts (your on-line application to the university will require official transcripts)
- GRE scores are recommended, but not required.
*Please note that the department's deadline is EARLIER than the university's deadline. You must submit the above to the department, separate from your on-line university application, by the department's deadline. MA applicants are admitted for Fall term only.