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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 Information

  • Application deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is May 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for Spring 2020 is Nov, 1, 2019.
  • The application process for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 is closed.

What you should send to the department:

To complete your application for Fall 2019, please submit the following to the department (in addition to your on-line university application through Cal State Apply https://www2.calstate.edu/apply) by May 1, 2019.  The Deadline for Spring 2020 is Nov. 1, 2019.

  1. Two letters of recommendation (preferably from someone who is able to judge your academic work)
  2. A statement of purpose
  3. 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.)
  4. Unofficial copies of college transcripts (your on-line application to the university will require official transcripts)

You must submit the above to the department, separate from your on-line university application, by the department's deadline. MA applicants are admitted on a rolling basis.  Please send all materials to Dr. Kevin Kaatz, the Graduate Coordinator (kevin.kaatz@cuseastbay.edu).

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