How to Apply for Admission

Applicants for graduate programs in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno must meet the following requirements.

  • M.A. program: Applicants must hold the baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major, or a 24-semester-credit minor, in history or a closely related discipline. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (unless the applicant has demonstrated unusual promise during his or her junior and senior years) and satisfactory scores on the GRE general test are also required for admission.

  • M.A.T. program: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major or 24-semester-credit minor in history, education (history or social-studies emphasis), or a closely related discipline. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for admission, unless the applicant demonstrated unusual promise during his or her junior and senior years. Applicants must also have at least one year of teaching experience. (The GRE is not required.)

  • Ph.D. program: Applicants must hold the Master of Arts degree, in history or a closely related discipline, from an accredited college or university. (Acceptance of an applicant's M.A. degree is at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee.) Admission to full Graduate Standing for Ph.D. applicants requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate and graduate work and satisfactory scores on the GRE general test.
     

Application deadlines for all materials are as follows:

  • M.A. and M.A.T. Programs: October 15, for matriculation in Spring Semester;
    March 1, for matriculation in Fall Semester.
  • Ph.D. Program: March 1; matriculation in Fall only.

Application materials must be submitted as follows:

General Admission Application Materials

  • Application for Admission completed on line at http://www.unr.edu/grad/admissions/apply-online
  •  Follow all instruction including Statement of Purpose, transcripts and letters of recommendation; Note: Applicants to the MA and MAT programs should must have two letters of recommendation, Ph.D. applicants must have three. 
The Department of History requires the general G.R.E for applicants to the MA and Ph.D. program.  MAT applicants are NOT required to submit GRE scores. 

Department of History Application Materials

(note: additional materials are required for applications for teaching assistantships)

  • Writing Sample (Ph.D. applicants only)
  • Send these materials to:

    Graduate Director
    Department of History/308
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, Nevada 89557

International Students

International prospective students must also submit the following no later than the degree application deadlines above:

International Student Application Materials:

  • Financial Data form
  • Send these materials to:

    International Admissions/074
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, Nevada 89557
    USA