Application and Admission Requirements

Applications to the history graduate program must be submitted via the central admissions system (GradCas). Please ensure you review the sections below before beginning your application.

Students Outside


Application review

The History Department will review all completed applications to the program. To be considered complete, applications must be submitted via the GradCas system and include all required documentation (including reference letters). Applications that have been submitted but are incomplete cannot be considered.

For entrance in the summer and fall semesters, completed applications must be received by 1st March. For entrance in the spring semester, completed applications must be received by 1st October. Admission will be granted to qualified students beginning with the highest rankings until all openings in the program have been filled.

Applications received after the first dates of consideration will only be considered if places remain in the program following the end of the advisement period (mid-April for summer and fall entry and mid-November for spring entry). If no places remain, late applications will be automatically moved to the subsequent semester’s pool of applicants for consideration.

Admission decisions are based on the application form, the recommendation letters, previous coursework, GPA, and teaching experience when applicable.

International students

International students must demonstrate proficiency in English by scoring 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please visit International Student Services for more information.