Graduate Studies


How to Apply to the History Graduate Program at Texas A&M University

  • Complete the Apply Texas Application Form. This form can be sent to as many Texas universities as you wish, but to only ONE department at each university. Have a credit card ready for the application fee. This application is available at https://www.applytexas.org.
  • One section of this application includes a personal statement. You should state why you have selected the History Graduate Program at TAMU. Give us as much information as you can on what area of history you wish to study and why you have selected these areas. You should name one or more faculty members whom you have identified as a potential mentor or mentors and discuss the reasons for your choices. For more information on our areas of strength and faculty, visit the department’s website at http://history.tamu.edu/.
  • When you have completed the electronic Texas Application Form, please send a copy of the application, including the personal statement, directly to the Department of History. You may send the copy by email to Dr. David Hudson (david-hudson@tamu.edu) or by mail to:
Graduate Program
Department of History
Texas A&M University
4236 TAMU
College Station TX 77843-4236
  • You need to forward transcripts from any other institution of higher education you attended (NOTE: This includes any part-time work you may have completed). Most colleges and universities can send these electronically to TAMU. However, some smaller schools and schools outside of the United States do not belong to this system. In that case, the registrar at the college or university must send the transcript to:
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station TX 77842-4001

If you need to send the material in an overnight or express mail package send it to:

Texas A&M University
Admissions Processing
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
College Station TX 77842-4001
  • Have the Educational Testing Service send your GRE scores to TAMU using code 6003. The test date must be within five years of the date the application form reaches the Office of Admissions.
  • We require each student to submit three recommendations from your undergraduate or MA faculty who know you and your work well.  Applicants should use the electronic letter of recommendation system available in the Applicant Information System (AIS) -- this may be found at http://applicant.tamu.edu or via Howdy.  Hard copies of these letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Department of History at:
Graduate Program
Department of History
Texas A&M University
4236 TAMU
College Station TX 77843-4236
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Finally, we ask all applicants to the program to submit a writing sample. This can consist of an undergraduate honors or senior seminar paper or a chapter of your MA thesis. Please send this writing sample to the History department address noted above.

Checklist

___ Complete the Texas Common Application. Include a personal statement outlining your area of interest and faculty member you with whom you would like to work.

___ Send a copy of the completed application to the Department of History at the MS 4236 address.

___ Have your GRE scores and transcripts sent to the Admissions office, either electronically or via snail mail to the PO Box 40001 address.

___ Ask three faculty members who know you and your work to submit a letter of recommendation to the History department at the MS 4236 address.

___ Send a writing sample (seminar paper, MA thesis chapter) and curriculum vitae to the History department at the 4236 TAMU address.

Application Deadline

Please submit all materials by December 15.

Questions

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Adam Seipp, Director of Graduate Studies (aseipp@tamu.edu), or David Hudson, Associate Director of Graduate Studies (david-hudson@tamu.edu).