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; however, applications to the face-to-face program must be received by February 15 to be considered for funding. Applications for the online program for teachers must be received by April 15. 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.
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.