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Graduate Application

Applying to the TAMU History Graduate Program

The Graduate Studies Admissions Committee in the Department of History considers applications once each year. Applicants must have all materials (application, GRE scores, transcripts, and reference letters) submitted by December 1. Accepted applicants should plan to enroll in the fall semester, but may delay their matriculation for up to one year from admission.

The department encourages applicants to visit the campus if possible to meet faculty members and graduate students and to discuss plans with a graduate advisor. To arrange a visit, or for any other questions, please call the History Department at 979-845-7385; or you may email Roger Reese, Director of Graduate Studies ( or David Hudson, Associate Director of Graduate Studies (

Instructions for Application

  • The Texas A&M University GraduateCAS is the Centralized Application Service (CAStm) for most graduate programs at Texas A&M University. Use the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS at: in order to apply for Fall 2024 entry into the program. For additional information, please visit:
  • The 2022-2023 application cycle will open on August 3, 2023. Applicants seeking to apply for Fall 2024 entry into the History Graduate Program will be able to find their program selections and complete their applications starting August 3, 2023 onwards. Note: Applicants are limited to one application per entry term.
  • For information regarding specific programs and scholarships, visit
  • To complete the application process you will be required to submit: transcripts from any other institution of higher education you have attended; GRE (normally required; waived for 2023/2024) and TOEFL (if applicable) scores; a Curriculum Vitae; and a writing sample. The applicant will also solicit three (3) letters of recommendation written on his/her behalf.

Instructions for the Personal Statement Essay

  • As part of the application process you will be asked you to write a Personal Statement Essay. Your personal statement should address and answer the following questions: What are your research interests in the field of history and how did you develop those interests?  Why have you selected the History Graduate Program at TAMU as the best venue to pursue those interests?  You should identify one or more members of our faculty whose research interests closely reflect yours and who might act as your primary academic advisor.  You are encouraged to contact those faculty before you apply.

Instructions for the Writing Sample

  • “Your sample should reflect your best historical writing.  It can consist of an undergraduate honors thesis, senior seminar paper, undergraduate research paper, chapter of your MA thesis, or graduate seminar paper.  The writing sample should be no more than 25 pages.”

Application Deadline:

Please submit all materials by December 1.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Roger Reese Director of Graduate Studies (, or David Hudson, Associate Director of Graduate Studies (