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Undergraduate Requirements

The history department has admissions requirements in addition to Utah State University's.

Resources
Major/Minor Requirement Sheet
Advising Tips for history majors
Advising Tips for history teaching emphasis
World/European/US breakdown
PRAXIS Test Information
PRAXIS Study Companion
Application for Admission to Secondary Teacher Education
Checklist to Complete Secondary Education

Forms
Directed Readings Form
Internship Form

Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to the Department of History as pre-majors.
Transfer Students: Students transferring from other institutions or from other USU majors may be accepted as a pre-major in history. They must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
International students: International students should check the USU Office of International Students and Scholars for additional requirements.

To be a history major, students must complete at least 15 credits with an overall GPA of 2.5 and complete certain pre-major courses. Students majoring in history teaching and applying to the STEP program must go through an application process, which includes the following:

  • Complete 60 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Complete certain core courses (see department for more information)

  • Complete a speech and hearing test

  • Pass the Teacher Education Writing Exam 

  • Provide an unofficial copy of your transcript

  • Pass a criminal background check (this should be done one semester before submitting the application)

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Graduate Requirements

The Department of History strongly recommends that applicants for USU's Master's Program in history have either an undergraduate major or minor in history or a closely related field. It is important that students be aware of the areas of expertise of the History Department faculty. If students wish to study a field not covered by faculty at USU, they may not be admitted to the program.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application

  • Pay the $55 application fee

  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on in the GRE

  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits

  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits

  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.

 

Admissions Deadlines:

The department accepts new graduate students each fall and has the following application deadline:  February 1

Applicants who submit applications after the February 1 deadline may still be admitted to the program; however, they will not be considered for financial assistance.