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Application Process

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Please note: Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the Graduate School requirements does not ensure admission into the Historical Administration MA program.

Applications are due by February 1 for admission into the following academic year's class. Interviews are held early in March, and successful candidates are generally notified by late March.

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Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Please send the following to the Historical Administration Program Coordinator:

  1. Historical Administration Program application (pdf)
  2. Official transcript from your undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate universities.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from people who know your academic and museum-related work best and can evaluate your potential for graduate study.
  4. A typed "Statement of Professional Goals" (700 words), as described on the last page of the Historical Administration Program application.

Please mail all materials for the departmental application to:
Dr. Nora Pat Small
Historical Administration Program Coordinator
History Department
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920


Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.