How to Apply

All graduate applications (M.A. and Ph.D.) should be submitted through the University at Albany’s Graduate Admissions Office.  Note that all applications must be submitted online.  

M.A. in History

In addition to the Graduate Admissions forms, applications to the History M.A. program (including the History M.A. concentrations in Public History and in History & Media) should include:

  • Transcripts of all schools attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Not required, but strongly recommended: a statement of goals

Applicants from countries other than the United States should also include TOEFL scores and a statement of finances (form provided by Graduate Admissions)

Application deadlines:  August 1 (Fall semester), December 1 (Spring), April 15 (Summer)

Financial aid:  The History Department is currently unable to offer financial aid to M.A. students. Some history internships may be paid, and in addition students are encouraged to apply for scholarship and/or travel stipends available through university and external sources.  Information on student loans can be found here.


Dual M.A. in History/M.S. in Information Science

In addition to the Graduate Admissions forms, applications to the History M.A. program as part of a dual MA/MSIS should include:

  • Transcripts of all schools attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • statement of goals

Applicants from countries other than the United States should also include TOEFL scores and a statement of finances (form provided by Graduate Admissions)

Application deadlines:  August 1 (Fall semester), December 1 (Spring), April 15 (Summer)

Financial aid:  The History Department is currently unable to offer financial aid to M.A. students. Some history internships may be paid, and in addition students are encouraged to apply for scholarship and/or travel stipends available through university and external sources.  Information on student loans can be found here.

M.A. in Social Studies (administered by Dept. of History)

In addition to the Graduate Admissions forms, applications to the M.A. in Social Studies should include:

  • Transcripts of all schools attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • statement of goals (not required but strongly recommended)

Applicants from countries other than the United States should also include TOEFL scores and a statement of finances (form provided by Graduate Admissions)

Application deadlines:  August 1 (Fall semester), December 1 (Spring), April 15 (Summer).  

Financial aid:  The History Department is currently unable to offer financial aid to students pursuing the M.A. in Social Studies. Some history internships may be paid, and in addition students are encouraged to apply for scholarship and/or travel stipends available through university and external sources.  Information on student loans can be found here.


Ph.D. in History

In addition to the Graduate Admissions forms, applications to the History Ph.D. program should include:

  • Transcripts of all schools attended;
  • Graduate Record Examination general scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation;
  • A writing sample
  • statement of goals

Application deadline:  The annual deadline for applying to the Ph.D. program (starting in the Fall semester) is January 15.

Applicants from countries other than the United States should also include TOEFL scores and a statement of finances (form provided by Graduate Admissions)

Financial aid:  The Department of History makes teaching assistantships, tuition scholarships, and Carson Carr Diversity Awards available to doctoral students on a competitive basis. Assistantship and award recipients will typically receive three to five years of support. There are also competitive awards for dissertation research at the department, college, and University levels, and in addition students are encouraged to apply for scholarship and/or travel stipends available through external sources.  


Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Public History

In addition to the Graduate Admissions forms, applications to the C.A.S. program in Public History should include:

  • Transcripts of all schools attended;
  • Graduate Record Examination general scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation;
  • statement of goals
Application deadlines:  August 1 (Fall semester), December 1 (Spring), April 15 (Summer)

Applicants from countries other than the United States should also include TOEFL scores and a statement of finances (form provided by Graduate Admissions)

Financial aid:  The History Department is currently unable to offer financial aid to C.A.S. students. Some history internships may be paid, and in addition students are encouraged to apply for scholarship and/or travel stipends available through university and external sources. Information on student loans can be found here.

 

Awards and Fellowships

Through the University at Albany’s Office for Sponsored Programs, all graduate students are offered the option of joining COS, a web-based search network for scholars, scientists, and R&D professionals in all disciplines.  This free access also gives students access to the COS Funding Alert Database, with weekly updates. Other information on funding opportunities may be found at the website of the Division for Research.

Below are a few of the opportunities that may be of interest to graduate students in history.  Some, but not all, are limited to those working on the Ph.D.