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The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

To be eligible for degree candidacy to either the MA in History or the MA in History with Online Teacher Option, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. A minor in History or its equivalent is also required. Please note: Admission to the programs are competitive. Meeting the Graduate School requirements does not ensure admission into either History graduate program. Applications are accepted any time. Applications for the MA in History with the Online Teacher Please remember that admissions is a two-part process at EIU. It involves applying to the Graduate School as well as applying to the MA graduate program

Sign Up for MyEIU and Learn More about Eastern

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Apply to the Graduate School

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

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

    After applying to the Graduate School, please return to your MyEIU account to complete the program application. Please note that the GRE is optional and not required for admission to either program.

    For the MA in History program application in MyEIU you will be providing:

  1. Two or more emails of recommenders, preferably from professors who know your work best and can evaluate your potential for graduate study.
  2. Complete the application for Graduate Assistantship, while not mandatory, we encourage you to apply.
  3. A "Statement of Personal Goals" (250-500 words). This should outline your reasons and purpose for seeking a Master of Arts in History at EIU. The statement of should include your career aspirations, how your career goals are tied to a graduate education, and your reason for choosing EIU as your school of choice.
  4. A resume.
  5. (Recommended) A Writing Sample. While not required for admission, a polished writing sample that demonstrates both research and intellectual ability can be a factor in financial aid decisions.
  6. For the MA in History with Online Teacher Option program application in MyEIU you will be providing:

  7. Three emails of recommenders, with at least one being a current or former supervising principal or department chair
  8. A current c-v
  9. "Statement of Personal Goals" (250-500 words). This should outline your reasons for seeking a Master of Arts in History at EIU, as well as your career aspirations, how your career goals are tied to graduate education, and your reason for choosing the EIU MA Program in History as your program of choice.

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.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!