To be admitted to the Graduate Program in History, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to the admission requirements of the Graduate School, the Department of History requires that all applicants submit:

  • evidence of a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in history and/or related disciplines (derived from official transcript);
  • evidence of having taken the general examination of the GRE;
  • a letter of intent indicating how the applicant’s past experiences have prepared him or her for graduate study;
  • three letters of recommendation which attest to the applicant’s academic and/or professional achievement;
  • an academic or professional writing sample.
  • Under certain circumstances, an applicant who fails to meet some of the above requirements may be admitted provisionally. 

    Send all admission materials to:

    Admissions Officer, School of Graduate Studies
    1 University Plaza
    Southeast Missouri State University
    Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701


    Fax: 573.651.5114
    Carnahan Hall 311
    Department of History
    One University Plaza, MS 2960
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701