All applications to Rutgers graduate programs should be completed and filed online. Applications for September admission to the Rutgers-Camden M.A. program in History must be completed no later than July 1. For January admission, applications must be completed by November 15.

Applicants for full-time graduate study* need to submit:

  • Transcripts showing satisfactory completion of undergraduate courses (Applicants should normally exhibit a B average in their previous academic work with evidence of distinction in their work in history)
  • Results of the Graduate Record Examination
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample of no more than 15 pages

For information about the History graduate program, send an e-mail request to Graduate Director Professor Andrew Shankman at

*Some requirements may be waived for students interested in part-time graduate study. Consult with the graduate director for information.