Admission Requirements for Prospective Students

Applications to the M.A. program in history should be made through the Graduate School. We are pleased to announce that the History MA program no longer requires GRE scores from any applicants. In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the M.A. program in History:

1.      A personal statement (1-2 pages) detailing your experiences, interests, and goals in history.
3.      Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from professors in history or a related field.
4.      A writing sample, preferably from a historical research project.
5.      A curriculum vitae/résumé.

The priority deadline for admission to the History M.A. program is February 1 for Fall admission and November 1 for Spring admission.

Students are welcome to apply for either Spring or Fall admission; however, funding awards are made only for the Fall semester, in the weeks after the February 1 deadline.  We do not accept applications for admission during the summer.

We welcome advanced UNC Charlotte undergraduate history majors, particularly those in the department's honors program, to apply for Early Entry to the M.A. program.  Accepted applicants may count up to 12 credits for both the B.A. and the M.A.  For more information about this option, please contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Ritika Prasad, at


For additional advice on what we are looking for in an application, please consider these two articles found on the American Historical Association's website: