Applying to the Program

Graduate program applications and all supplemental materials must be submitted online through Cal State Apply. Note that the application deadlines on the Cal State Apply website are the most current and accurate. 
Fall Admission: application period begins October 1st and ends March 1st.
Spring Admission: application period begins August 1st and ends November 1st
International Students: applications for Fall admission are due March 1st, and applications for spring admisison applications are due October 1st.
In order to be considered for department review, all applications must contain the following items:  
Cal State Apply Application
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Applicants may also optionally include up to two writing samples and a CV or resume. This is strongly encouraged for returning students or students with an educational background in a subject other than History. GRE test scores are not required. 
All application materials must be submitted through Cal State Apply. Any materials submitted elsewhere will not be accepted toward your application. 
Please click here for guides and information regarding your graduate application through Cal State Apply.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions*. Transcripts submitted to the History department will not be accepted toward your application. For more information on how to submit your transcripts, please visit the Office of Admissions website or call (657) 278-3100. 
*Current CSUF students or alumni are not required to request official transcripts from CSUF. 
Please be sure to regularly check your CSUF Student Homepage "Task” section for any pending requests or holds from the university. You may also view your application status under the “Admission” section of your Student Homepage. For help finding your Student Homepage, please follow this guide.