In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate programs in the Graduate School and the College of Humanities and Sciences, the following requirements, established by the History Graduate Affairs Committee, represent the minimum acceptable standards for admission:
- 30 hours of undergraduate history courses, of which 18 should be at the upper-division level
- a GPA that is indicative of the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue a graduate degree
- three recommendations from persons who are qualified to give information concerning the applicant’s probable success in graduate school
- completion of the GRE
- submission of a 500-word written statement of intent, indicating why the applicant wishes to pursue a graduate degree in history
A personal interview is not required, but may be requested by either the applicant or the department’s Graduate Affairs Committee.