About the Department
Apply for our programs through the School of Graduate Studies
Requirements for Admission
To be admitted to the Graduate Program in History, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree with 24 semester hours of undergraduate credit in the field, and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in history and/or related disciplines. In addition to the admission requirements of Graduate School, the Department of History requires:
- A letter of intent indicating how the applicant’s past experiences have prepared him or her for a graduate degree. The letter should also address what the applicant expects to achieve through graduate study.
- Two letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant's academic and/or professional achievement and ability to succeed in the graduate program.
- An academic or professional writing sample.
An applicant lacking any of the above requirements may, under certain circumstances, be admitted provisionally.
Please send all application materials to:
Office of Admissions
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701-4799
Telephone: (573) 651-2590
Fax: (573) 651-5936