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EIU Department of History

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

The admission process seems intimidating, but thanks to MyEIU, we’ve made it simpler than ever. Your MyEIU account takes you through every step.

Applying for Admission

You can also get in touch with our admissions counselors at 877-581-2348 or via email at They'll be able to get you on the right path!

After Admission

Upon admission new freshman will be asked to submit an enrollment deposit by May 1 and all students living on campus a housing deposit by June 12. Prior to your arrival on campus, all first time students will also be asked to complete a medical examination form and will be contacted regarding your class schedule, housing accommodations and other details.

With around 200 undergraduate majors, two graduate programs, and 25 faculty with Ph.Ds from top universities, EIU’s Department of History provides students with both variety in curriculum and individualized attention.

Whether your hope after graduation is to teach, move into the world of business, or continue on to graduate or professional school in history, information sciences, law or historical administration, your history degree from EIU will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful.

Explore our website for information about student scholarships and awards, curriculum and advising, extracurricular activities, and more. Also visit our blog and facebook page for news about our students and faculty.

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Contact Information

History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Nora Pat Small, Interim Chair

2526 Coleman Hall

Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Undergraduate Advisor

2556 - Coleman Hall

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall

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