*The History Department will not accept applications to its graduate program for 2021 in order to ensure that the department has resources to support its educational mission. The program looks forward to reopening admissions for the 2022 cohort in August 2021.*

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD HIST Fall**
Fall Graduate School Fellowships
Academic Program Aid/Financial Assistance
Director of Graduate Admissions Sarah Shields sshields@email.unc.edu
Graduate Coordinator Diana M. deProphetis dianadep@email.unc.edu
Address Department of History
CB# 3195, Hamilton Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Website history.unc.edu
Phone 919-962-2115
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

Statement of Purpose

Writing Sample

Area of Interest is a required field via the Area of Interest/Specialization drop-down box within your application.  Please select all that apply to your application.  For example, a geographic area like European or Global and a thematic area like Gender and Women or Military.

**Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with department is admission for other semesters considered.