Please also consult the main application procedures for admission to graduate study in Arts & Sciences at William & Mary. The information below is specific to the graduate program in History.
For Fall admission: For full consideration, postmarked by December 5 (if Sunday, postmarked by December 6). Applications submitted after the program's deadline may be evaluated if space is available.
Spring Admission: No
Part-Time Students: Yes (M.A. program only)
GRE code for History: American History, 2701; History, General, 2704
Supplementary Application Materials
Please email all supplementary materials to [[gradap]].
- History Supplemental Application Form
- A writing sample such as a research paper, extended essay, or chapter of an undergraduate or M.A. thesis
Advice and Considerations
Applicants to William & Mary's graduate program in history should have at minimum a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, 24 college-level credit hours in history, and at least a B average; or they must have completed satisfactorily the first year of graduate work at an accredited college or university. The transcripts from those colleges or universities must be in their original, unopened envelopes. Electronic transcripts should be sent to [[wdcart, Wanda Carter]]
If you are concerned that your official results will not arrive by the deadline, you may enclose your photocopied results in your application packet, but be aware that you cannot be admitted without your official GRE scores.
If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.