All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (students from abroad must hold the equivalent degree), a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and at least 12 advanced credit hours in history courses. Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination scores. If English is not the applicant’s native language, he or she also must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language and score 550 or higher.
Students must submit a statement of purpose, an example of their written work, and official transcripts.
Three letters of recommendation are also required. In addition, applicants should possess a foundation in a language for research, normally Spanish, sufficient to pass an examination in translation to English in September of the first year of study.
February 1 is the deadline for admission to the Ph.D. program. You may apply online at http://smu.edu/graduate/Admission/ApplyNow.asp