Graduate Admissions

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 for Fall 2021 admission will be given to applications submitted by Friday, December 11.  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.

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