How to Apply

After pausing graduate admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications from students interested in entering our PhD program in the fall of 2022. The application for admission is open as of September 1, 2021.

All applications are completed online using the online application system. As you complete the application, be sure to upload all of the required materials.
 
The history department only admits to the PhD students for entry fall term of the following year. We do not have a terminal MA program at this time. Our PhD Students can elect to earn their MA while completing their coursework.
 
Follow our instructions for application carefully. If you cannot complete your application through the online application system or if you have further questions, please contact the History Graduate Studies Office at histdgs@umn.edu.
 
Please consult our faculty list to find a faculty member that you would like to research with and contact them regarding the academic pieces of our program. The advisor/advisee relationship is an important part of our program; look at our faculty’s specialties to make sure there is someone who will complement your research in our program.
 
When you submit an Application for Admission you will also be considered for departmental funding. All of our students are full-time, on-campus, and fully funded for 5 years.  Funding includes full tuition benefits, health insurance, and an annual stipend of no less than $20,000 and additional funding for research travel and conference presentations. Starting in 2022, we hope to fully fund incoming students for 6 years, with 5 years of summer funding.