Graduate Program in History


Holloway Hall

Admission to the Graduate Program in History

The Program expects that applicants will demonstrate the academic preparation and aptitudes necessary for undertaking serious historical study. Ideally, this should be achieved by the completion (or expected completion) of an undergraduate degree in history or an allied field that entails 15 credits of upper-division coursework in history, including a course on historical methodology, and a grade point average of no less than 3.0 (“B”) in all history courses. Those who do not possess this foundation may be provisionally accepted, pending satisfactory completion of an undergraduate course in historical research and writing at SU (Hist 330). Students provisionally admitted may take graduate courses while fulfilling this requirement.

Applying to the Graduate Program in History

Applicants are required to complete the online application and submit supplemental materials to the SU Office of Graduate Studies and Research, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801. Please note that the Graduate Program in History requires applicants to include a recent example of scholarly writing (waived for SU history graduates). Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and GRE scores should also be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

In order to be accepted for the program, applications and all supplemental materials should be submitted by following deadlines for the term indicated:

FALL         April 15

SPRING    October 15

Students interested in making application to the Graduate Program in History are urged to contact the director if they have any questions about the Program and its admission requirements.