Admissions Procedures

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate History Program at the University of Michigan. Applicants to our program come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and geographic settings. Although most have an undergraduate or graduate major or minor in history, it is not required. However, it is important to be able to demonstrate strong skills in research and writing and, in some cases, foreign language proficiency. Please note: Our program trains teaching, research historians at the doctoral level; there is no separate master’s program. 

Students at the graduate level apply to the Department of History in conjunction with the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School. In addition to the materials on our website, you should review the admissions section on the website of Rackham Graduate School. In addition, Rackham has an excellent FAQ consisting of questions most folks have when applying.

Our firm deadline is Dec.1 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Admissions Questions? – The best way to contact the history program with admissions questions is through email: history-admissions@umich.edu.

Application Steps

    A list of the major steps to submitting an application...  

Application Materials Checklist

    A list of all the parts of the application, including uploaded documents...

Admissions Timeline

    The timeline for submittal of the application, review, and decision notification...

Admissions FAQ

    Answers to common questions about admissions (you are not alone!)...