Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Admission to the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the minimum requirements for admission to the graduate program in history are:

A. A bachelor’s degree in history or its equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in all undergraduate coursework and in history courses.

B. Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential to succeed in a rigorous course of graduate study.

C. Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The subject area test in history is not required.

D. Students whose first language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students must score at least a 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 90 (iBT).

With the approval of the dean of the Graduate School and the History Department, a student holding an M.A. degree from another accredited institution may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program at Stony Brook. In special cases, students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in history or whose GPA does not meet the requirements stated above may be admitted on a provisional basis for M.A. study only. After completing the master’s program, such students may apply for admission to the doctoral program.

Please note that students are only admitted to the Ph.D. program and the Academic Track of the M.A. program for study beginning in the fall semester; students are admitted to the Professional Track of the M.A. program for study beginning in both the fall and the spring semesters.