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Program Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in history, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution or a strong history background (more than 20 semester hours) within their undergraduate program.

Minimum standards for admission with regular status to the history graduate program include a minimum GPA of 3.00 with 3.20 in history and 3.20 for the last two years of undergraduate study. Students not meeting these minimum requirements for admission with regular status may be granted provisional status.

Students seeking admission should also show, through their application, that they have clear goals, an academic research focus, are coachable with respect to academic skills, work well with others in a shared learning environment, and are analytically and intellectually curious. Letters of recommendation should speak to these things as well, for the application will be evaluated with them in mind.