Graduate Admissions

The Department of History accepts applications for the MA in History, MA in History through the Public History Program, and the Ph.D. in History.  Students entering the Ph.D. program without an MA may also earn an MA in History.  Admission is offered for Fall only and we do not allow deferred admission. Priority consideration for Fall 2023 admission will be given to applications submitted by Friday, December 9.  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
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores - for International Students Only
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all institutions attended beyond high school (upload digital copies of unofficial transcripts that you have access to through your student accounts or scans of original transcripts in your possession to your application)
  • Writing Sample

For more information, contact the Graduate Student Affairs Officer.

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