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Admission Requirements

Masters of Arts in History

If you are interested in applying to the History Graduate Program and/or a Graduate Assistantship in the Department of History, please contact Dr. Alan Downs BEFORE making your application.

Application Deadlines can be found here: https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/history/gradprogram/

REGULAR ADMISSION:

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in history must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or its equivalent from a foreign university
  • An undergraduate major in history, or at least 15 semester hours (or the quarter-system equivalent) of history and a total of 30 hours in the social sciences and humanities
  • A 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work, with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in history and no grade in history lower than a “C.”
  • NOTE: Submitting GRE scores is optional at this time, please contact the program with any questions.
  • Two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study.
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 250 words) outlining the applicant’s interest in graduate study in history.
PROVISIONAL ADMISSION:

Non-traditional students and applicants not meeting the above requirements may be considered for Provisional (Probationary) admission as determined on a case-by-case basis.


For more information about the Graduate Program and Graduate Assistantships, contact:


Dr. Alan Downs
Director, Graduate Studies
Department of History
P.O. Box 8054
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Phone: 912-478-0549
(Acdowns@georgiasouthern.edu)
Dr. Michael Van Wagenen
Public History Coordinator
Department of History
P.O. Box 8054
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Phone: 912-478-5862
(mvanwagenen@georgiasouthern.edu)
Dr. Christoper Hendricks
Graduate Adviser, Armstrong Campus
Department of History
Hawes Hall, 106B
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Phone: 921-344-2763
(chendricks@georgiasouthern.edu)

Last updated: 10/3/2021