The History graduate program at North Dakota State University offers Ph.D., M.A., and M.S. degrees. This program is not offered online.
We encourage prospective students to start an e-mail dialogue with one or two faculty members in their field of interest prior to submitting an application. Applicants will need to have at least one faculty member who is interested in working with them.
In addition to NDSU Graduate School requirements, applicants to our program must submit:
- A statement of intent clearly outlining their research interests, potential major adviser, career goals, and purpose for seeking a Ph.D. in History
- A substantial paper submitted for a class in History to provide evidence of the ability to research thoroughly, to interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources, to synthesize information, to organize thoughts logically, and to communicate clearly and effectively
- GRE general test scores
Preference for admission will be given to applicants who have a GPA of at least 3.5 in history courses in an earned bachelor's or master's degree.
March 1 is the priority deadline to be considered for funding.
Both teaching and research assistantships are available to History graduate students. Details:
- Graduate assistants work between 10 and 20 hours per week
- Graduate assistants are awarded a tuition waiver
- Students wishing to apply for assistantships should indicate this in their application under How do you plan to fund your education?
- Master's students can generally expect a maximum of 2 years of funding; doctoral students are typically awarded no more than 4 years of support
About the School
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