To be admitted to the Graduate Program in History, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies by the School of Graduate Studies, the Department of History requires that all applicants meet the following departmental criteria:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4-point scale in history and/or related disciplines.
  2. 24 semester hours of undergraduate credit in history.
  3. A letter of intent which indicates how the applicant’s past experiences have prepared him or her for a graduate degree. A letter of intent for the MA in Public History should indicate how the applicant’s past experiences have prepared him or her for a graduate degree in Public History and to succeed at the graduate level.
  4. Two letters of recommendation which attest to the applicant’s academic and/or professional achievement and ability to succeed in the graduate program.
  5. An academic or professional writing sample.

Letters should be addressed to the Director of Admissions. All documents should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

Provisional and Probationary Admission

An applicant lacking any of the above requirements may, under certain circumstances, be admitted provisionally or on probation.

Please send all admissions 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


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