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.