Applying to the Program

Graduate Admission is granted jointly by the Division of Graduate Studies and the Department of History and Philosophy. Once all required information is received by the graduate admissions office, an admission packet is sent to the department for its decision. Once the Division of Graduate Studies receives a recommendation from the graduate faculty in Department of History and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, applicants are notified by the Graduate Dean of the decision to admit, conditionally admit, or deny. For more information please click here.

Graduate School Admission requirements:

1.  An application for admission to Graduate School – Click here to apply

2.  All applicants must submit two official copies of transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended.

3.  All applicants must submit immunization records.

4.  The Graduate School requires a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 Scale) at the undergraduate level or a Masters’ degree (See program requirements).

5.  Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee (money orders only).

Regular status is awarded to students who have minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 Scale) at the undergraduate level.

Conditional status may be assigned to students who possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 – 2.99 at the undergraduate level (on 4.0 scale). Students must earn regular status in the first semester of full-time enrollment, or in the first twelve hours of part-time enrollment by acquiring a GPA of 3.00 in the first 12 hours of graduate work.

Department Admission Requirements:

1. Applicants must satisfy all admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies.

2. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for admittance to the History Department.  Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3. Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation to the History Department.

4. All Applicants must submit a 1 ½ – 2 page Statement of Purpose to the History Department describing why they are seeking a graduate degree in history, their research and writing experience, and what they desire to study. 

5. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to submit a writing sample (an academic paper written for an undergraduate course or publication) to the History Department to strengthen their application but are not required to do so.  Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 are required to submit a writing sample.

Transfer of Credits:

Up to nine semester hours of credits in significantly related courses may be accepted toward the M.A. Degree in History.  The earned credits must be from a graduate history program at an accredited institution of higher learning.