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The following will be required for admission:

  1. An Application completed at Apply Texas and submitted to Graduate Studies.
  2. The requisite application fee.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with at least the equivalent of a minor (18 semester credit hours) in history or in closely related disciplines.
  4. Official transcripts from all universities previously attended.
  5. GRE - General Test score.
  6. Submission of a writing sample.
  7. Two letters of recommendation.
  8. A cover letter explaining your interest in graduate work

The application deadlines for this program are: March 1 for Summer; April 1 for Fall; October 1 for Spring.

To make a formal application to the program, you may apply online via the SHSU Graduate Studies Application for Admissions page or you may secure an application by contacting:

Dean of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 2478
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2478
Telephone (936)294-1971
FAX (936)294-1271

Online Learning Fee

Please see the SHSU Distance Learning Fees page for additional information. These fees are subject to change by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System.