College of Arts and Humanities

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. Craig H. Roell BEFORE making your application.

Application Deadlines: February 1 for Fall enrollment. Though later applications will be considered, applicants meeting this deadline will be given priority consideration for available graduate assistantships.  For Armstrong campus only, there is a limited-time Spring enrollment option, with an application deadline of November 1.  This option is to be phased out in two years (2020)


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.”
  • Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 550 Verbal plus 500 Quantitative or 4.0 Analytical Writing for applicants who took the GRE prior to August 2011; or minimum scores of 156 Verbal plus 144 Quantitative or 4.0 Analytical Writing for applicants who took the exam after July 31, 2011. Lower test scores may be considered but the applicant will need strong evidence of the ability to perform satisfactorily in graduate level work.
  • 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.

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. Craig H. Roell
Professor & Director, Graduate Studies

Department of History
P.O. Box 8054
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Phone: (912) 478-5862
FAX: (912) 478-0377

Last updated: 10/2/2018

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY • Hawes Hall # 110, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419-1997 •
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