Submit supporting departmental materials.
- Statement of purpose. At a minimum, your statement should indicate why you want to study at CSU. Tell us your career goals and how your academic studies and life experience have prepared you for graduate study. For example, let us know about relevant internships, work experience, projects, or publications that have prepared you for study at CSU. The statement should also indicate with which faculty members you would like to study and why you want to study with them.
- Three references/letters of recommendation. These should come from people familiar with your work. At least two must come from academic faculty.
- Academic writing sample, such as a History research paper, that features the best writing of which you are capable
- A C.V. You will want to include your education, relevant work experience, internships, awards, honors, publications, presentations, etc.
- Official transcripts. Contact your previous institutions to request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).
- Test scores. You will need to complete the general test of the GRE. Contact the testing agency to request that scores be sent to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).
For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at: Graduate Admissions; Colorado State University – Office of Admissions; 1062 Campus Delivery; Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062
The application deadline for graduate study in the Department of History is February 1. Admissions decisions are made during the spring, and admitted students begin classes during the fall semester, which begins in late August.
Information on application fees is contained in the U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents section of the Graduate School website.
View the status of your application at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or check on updates.
International Students must also upload the following materials:
- An official transcript of all collegiate work completed along with a certified translation into English.
- Certified proof of financial support along with the GS Form 3F.
- Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Track III Admissions are not required to take either the TOEFL or the IELTS exam.