University of California, Riverside

Department of History



The Department of History accepts applications for the MA in History, MA in History through the Public History Program and the PhD in History.  Students entering the PhD program without an MA may also earn the MA in History.  Admission is offered for Fall only and we do not allow deferred admission. Priority consideration is given to applications received and completed by December 14.  Admission decisions take place from February through March. We encourage prospective students to start an e-mail dialogue with one or two faculty members in the area of research interest.

Application Requirements

To apply, you must complete an online application through the UCR Graduate Division website.  You will be required to provide:

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores - for International Students Only
  • Official Transcripts for all institutions attended beyond high school
  • Writing Sample

Mail official transcripts to:

Graduate Advisor
History Department
University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

For more information, contact the Graduate Student Affairs Officer.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

CHASS Student Academic Affairs
3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Tel: (951) 827-3683
Fax: (951) 827-5836

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Tel: (951) 827-1546
Fax: (951) 827-4537


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