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Ready to join our graduate program? Apply today using the online application system. Submit all application materials, including letters of recommendation, via this online system.

Online Application System

Deadlines and Required Materials

FAQs for Applicants

Notes about the personal statement and writing sample:

The personal statement is a brief description of your background, your interests, prior teaching/tutoring experience, and your reasons for wanting to enroll in the graduate program.  Personal statements for MA applicants should not exceed two pages.  PhD applicants should include their research interests, not to exceed three pages.

The writing sample should be academically based and 2,500 – 8,000 words in length.

For questions about deadlines, the application, or materials required, please contact the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at or 617.373.5990.

In order to receive priority consideration for financial support, the deadline for MA applications is Friday, February 7, 2020.

For questions about the History curriculum and graduate programs, please contact Victoria Cain at

For inquiries about the public history program please contact Martin Blatt at