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College of Arts and Humanities

Graduate Admissions

Students admitted are required to demonstrate an ability to discover and interpret historical evidence and to write cogently and lucidly. In addition to general regulations for graduate admissions, applicant must:

  • Attain an undergraduate major in history. Students whose undergraduate major was in a subject other than history, but who nevertheless wish to complete a history graduate degree, must have completed at least 20 undergraduate, upper division history credits with at GPA of 3.0 or better prior to full admission to the graduate program.
  • Attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduate work and a 3.25 GPA or better in the history major. Applicants with a GPA deficiency may petition the History Department Graduate Committee for special consideration.
  • Submit official G.R.E. scores for the general examination.
  • Submit a 7-10 page writing sample.

For additional information including forms and other guidelines, please visit the Graduate Studies Forms and Guidelines page here.

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