Application Submission

Applications to all degree programs must be submitted through the Graduate School's Online Application Portal.

Unless specifically instructed to do so, applicants should not send application materials to the Department of History.

To the extent possible, applicants should submit all required materials, including writing samples, the resume/CV, and letters of recommendation, via the online application portal.  Instructions on the electronic submission of required materials are included in the Application Supplemental Form (ASF), which is sent via email within 3-4 business days after submitting the main application. In completing the ASF, applicants should pay careful attention to supplying each recommender's complete name, professional title, institutional affiliation, and contact information, including electronic mail addresses.

Materials sent in hard copy should be directed to the University's Enrollment Services Operations (ESO), where the materials are scanned and uploaded to an electronic applicant file.

All hard-copy documents, including transcripts and letters recommendations, should be submitted together as a single package to ESO. The mailing address for ESO is:

Enrollment Services Operations

Application for Graduate Admission

Room 0130 Mitchell Building

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742 USA

NOTE: At the height of the main applications season, it may take two weeks or more for hard-copy materials such as letters of recommendation to be processed, scanned, and uploaded to the applicant record.  Therefore, applicants are strongly urged to use the electronic submission features of the Application Supplemental Form, which greatly speed uploads to the applicant record.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact the Graduate Studies Coordinator, Jodi Hall at