Students should apply for admission to one of the Institute’s four participating departments:

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Journalism

Use the standard application form contained in the Ohio University Graduate Catalog and indicate Contemporary History as the area in which you choose to work.

The Contemporary History Institute Admissions Committee will evaluate applications only after admission has been granted in one of the participating departments. The CHI Admissions Committee gives considerable weight to grade-point averages, Graduate Record Examination scores, letters of recommendation, individual writing samples, and proposed fields of study. All applicants to the Institute will be automatically considered for fellowships.

Admission to the Contemporary History Institute is granted only for classes beginning in the fall quarter of each academic year. Applications for fall must be received by the previous February 1.