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Department of History

Admission Requirements

Application Procedures for Domestic Students

For all fundamental information about applying to graduate study programs at Loyola University Chicago, please see the Future Students page of The Graduate School website. This includes links on the Application Process, Degree Programs, Funding your Education, and Tuition.  It also directs you to these important links.  All applications processes are done electronically, according to these instructions and through these links:

For specific information about the History graduate programs, please contact:

Zachary Elmassian, Graduate Programs Assistant
Department of History
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Phone: (773) 508-2182
E-mail: zelmassian@luc.edu

Dr. David Dennis, Graduate Programs Director
Phone: (773) 508-2234
E-mail: dennis@luc.edu

Dr. Theodore Karamanski, Public History Director
Phone: (773) 508-2684
E-mail: tkarama@luc.edu

Admission Deadlines:

Fall admission: Ph.D. applications are only accepted for the Fall admission cycle with a deadline date of January 1 (Mandatory for assistantship applicants and encouraged for all M.A. Public History applicants).

The History Department offers a limited number of assistantships to students enrolled in the doctoral program and the M.A. in Public History program. Assistantship is not available for the M.A. program in History.

May 1 is the deadline for Fall admission without financial aid for all M.A. and M.A. Public History applicants.

Spring admission: October 1 for all traditional M.A. applicants only.

Applying to the M.A. Program

1. A B.A. degree and a B average. Normally, students should have 18 hours of undergraduate coursework in history. You must send official transcripts of all undergraduate work as well as any graduate work;

2. GRE scores: General Test;

3. A one to two page statement of your objectives in applying for the M.A.;

4. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from referees familiar with work in the field of history;

5. A sample of your historical writing that consists of 20 plus pages, preferably a research paper written for a history course;

6. A completed application (available from Graduate Enrollment Management), accompanied by a $40 application fee.

Applying for the Ph.D Program

1. B.A.; graduate work (often an M.A.) at the B plus level. We will need official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work;

2. Scores from the GRE: General Test;

3. A one to two page statement of your objectives in applying for the Ph.D.;

4. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from referees familiar with your work in history;

5. A Master's Essay, Master's Thesis, or a research paper written for a history course that consists of 20 plus pages;

6. A completed application (available from the Graduate Enrollment Management), accompanied by a $40 application fee.

Application Procedures for International Students

International Students should carefully study the International Admissions page of The Graduate School website. 

In addition to the offices noted above, you should ask for forms and information from the following:

The International Center will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your possible visa status in the U.S. You may reach the International Center at any of the following:

Phone: +1 773 508-3899
Fax: +1 773 508-7125
E-mail: intlcntr@luc.edu
Website: Office for International Programs

As specified in the Graduate School site above (which supercedes any information here), to apply you will need:

1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work;

2. A one to two page statement of your objectives in applying for the M.A. or Ph.D. (whichever applies in your case);

3. Three letters of recommendation;

4. A sample of your writing, preferably a research paper if you are applying for the M.A.; a thesis, Master's essay, or a research paper written for a history course if you are applying for the Ph.D.;

5. Scores from TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign Language- to be taken by all students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 is required;

6. A completed application (available from Graduate Enrollment Management), accompanied by a $40 application fee;

7. A completed financial statement, available from the International Student Advisor.

The TOEFL scores and the financial statement should be sent to the International Student Advisor. The research paper(s) and all other items should be sent to the Graduate Enrollment Management Office.

 

 



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Department of History · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660 · Crown Center, 5th Floor
Phone: 773.508.2221 · Fax: 773.508.2153

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