Apply to the Program

Students interested in applying for the Master of Arts program should need to have met the following criteria:

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (3.2 recommended)
  • NOT required: The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) 

Application Process

Graduate students intending to earn the M.A. Degree in History should carefully follow the procedures listed below in addition to the latest requirements of an all-university nature as recorded in the Graduate College and the current edition of the UNI Catalog.

Students make application to the Graduate College for general admission to the university. The Graduate Application for Admission should be completed online. A non-refundable application fee must be sent to the Office of Admissions, unless you received or anticipate receiving a degree from the University of Northern Iowa. The application review process will be delayed until the application fee is received.

In the application, students will be asked to provide the following:

  • 2 letters of reference;
  • An applicant statement (describing the motivation and goals for pursuing History graduate work);
  • A writing sample (preferably a history research paper).

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. (Please have official transcripts sent directly from undergraduate institutions to: the Graduate Admissions Office – University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018. Do not obtain copies and forward them yourself.)

Application Deadlines

If students wish to be considered for graduate assistantships or tuition scholarships, the application deadline for all materials is February 1. Otherwise, the deadline for fall admission is June 15, and spring admission is November 15.

Graduate Coordinator

Specific questions about the Master of Arts in History program should be referred to:

Dr. Ken Atkinson
Graduate Coordinator
Department of History
Seerley Hall 318
Phone: 319-273-6990