Contemporary History Admissions

Students should apply for admission to a Ph.D. or master's program in one of the Institute's four participating departments:

How to Apply

Once they have applied to one of the Ph.D. or master's programs listed above, they should indicate Contemporary History as the area in which they 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.

Application Deadline

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