Application DeadlineThe application will open September 1 and the deadline is February 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered; applicants are responsible for assuring that all materials have been received. Review of complete applications begins after February 1.
Degree(s) OfferedMaster of Arts in History (M.A.)
Test RequirementsGRE General Test
- Application fee
- Official GRE scores
Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level.
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.
Required by Program
- Brief statement of purpose
- Formal writing sample of approximately 10 to 20 pages that demonstrates the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills
- Three letters of recommendation
- Any additional materials that demonstrate the applicant's preparation and potential for graduate study
Applicants who have been out of school for sometime should contact the Graduate DIrector for advice on identifying appropriate recommenders and selecting a suitable writing sample.All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.