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Graduate Application for History

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Program Overview

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Phone: 757-221-3720
Fax: 757-221-2111

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U.S. and Canadian institutions may use their electronic vendor to send transcripts to [[wdcart, Wanda Carter]] (details)

Mailing Address:
William & Mary
Department of History
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History
James Blair, Room 330
250 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in History.


For Fall admission: For full consideration, submitted by December 5.
Applications submitted after the program's deadline may be evaluated at the discretion of the program's admission committee.
Spring Admission: No
Part-Time Students: Yes (M.A. program only)

GRE Scores

Due to COVID-19 and resulting challenges to taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the History Department has opted to consider GRE scores an optional part of an application for admission in fall 2022. Not submitting GRE scores will not negatively impact your application. If you choose to include GRE scores with your application, use the following codes: American History, 2701; History, General, 2704.

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 have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.