As a globally ranked university, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is an excellent choice if you are an international student pursuing a doctorate in history. The metropolitan area offers you a vibrant, culturally diverse community, while the department offers world-renowned faculty with global connections who specialize in a variety of thematic, temporal, and geographic areas. You will find that it is well worth the time and energy it takes to apply to the graduate program in history.
If you are applying to the program, you must complete an online graduate school application through ApplyYourself. You must also complete the University's History Department application online and upload all of your personal statements, writing samples, test scores, and transcripts.
If you are an international student, you also must meet the following requirements for this program:
- Have a valid visa. The International Student and Scholars Services Office handles all international student visas and other documentation.
- Complete the Spoken English proficiency for teaching assistants. Non-native speakers are required to take the Spoken English Test for Teaching Assistants (SETTA) and earn a score between 55-60 to qualify. The Graduate Assistant Employment Office provides more information about this testing.
If you have any questions about language proficiency requirements for non-native speakers, you can learn more on the Language Proficiency Requirements for Nonnative English Speaking Teaching Assistants FAQ.