Requirements | Department of History

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We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. The regular admission deadline is June 15, 2020.

Applications for both the Master in Arts and the Master in Science in History are considered in both the Fall and Spring semesters and the due dates are as follows:

  • January 15th for Fall semester priority admission (eligibility for annual funding);
  • June 15th for Fall semester regular admission;
  • October 15th for Spring semester regular admission.

The UNT Department of History takes a holistic approach in evaluating applicants for admission to our graduate programs. Letters of intent that contextualize a prospective student's application play a significant role in our admissions decisions. We do NOT have minimum GPA or GRE score requirements, nor do we have minimum undergraduate credit-hour in history requirement. However, the general guidelines below provide a broad picture of some of the common characteristics of successful applicants to our MA/MS program.

  1. Score at the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal portion and 4.0 or higher on the analytical/writing portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  2. Have a bachelor's degree and 24 hours of history credits from an accredited university (6 hours of US history, 6 hours of world history, and 12 hours of upper level history); and
  3. Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (overall OR for the last sixty hours OR in at least 24 undergraduate history credit hours) of 3.5 on a four-point scale.

Application Process

Applying to a program in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences is a 2-part process. An applicant must apply to both the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and to the Department of History, as detailed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School

  • Contact the registrar's office at each college and university you have attended and request that each send an official transcript of your records to the Toulouse graduate school. Transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline.

By U.S. Postal Service:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017

By UPS/FedEx:
Toulouse Graduate School
1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
Denton, TX 76203-5459

  • Submit your GRE scores. Must be within five (5) years old (UNT School Code 6481).

Step 2: Apply to the Department of History

  • Submit an online application at and upload the following attachments:
    • Letter of intent. The letter of intent explains why you wish to pursue a Master's degree in History at UNT. This letter should describe the specific fields of historical study that you are most interested in; what brought you to those interests; and how graduate study in history will serve your broader intellectual and professional aspirations.
    • At least two (2) letters of recommendation. Applicants must include recommenders name and email address when filling out their History application, in order for each recommender to receive the link to upload their recommendation letters. There is no specific recommendation form required.

Please note: If an applicant's application file is incomplete by the department's current application deadline, they may register as a Non-Degree Seeking student with Toulouse Graduate School and enroll in graduate history courses (with the written permission of the appropriate instructor) while they complete all of the history admission requirements. In such cases, students may transfer up to twelve (12) hours of history graduate course work to count towards the completion of their history master's degree if and when they are later admitted unconditionally to the History master's program. Applicants should visit and review the Toulouse Graduate School website before applying -

For questions about the application process please contact the Graduate Studies Assistant, Jennifer Landeros, via email at or by phone at 940-369-8932.

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