Graduate Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

ADMISSION FOR FALL 2017 NOW OPEN FOR ALL PHD AND MA PROGRAMS IN HISTORY.

Deadlines
Required Application Materials
Where to Apply


Before You Apply: How do I know if NYU is right for me?

Click here to explore the Department of History at NYU and learn about all our academic community has to offer. Find out answers to Frequently Asked Questions, as well as more information about our faculty, students, academic programs and alumni placement. For more information regarding the online application, please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center.


Deadlines

Application deadlines for Fall 2017 Graduate Admissions are as follows:

Ph.D. Applications

  • December 18, fall only admission
  • All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.

Joint Ph.D. Applications

For the application deadline date, please meet the deadline of the other department.

M.A. Applications

  • March 2, fall only admission

All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.


ADMISSION FOR FALL 2017 NOW OPEN FOR ALL PHD AND MA PROGRAMS IN HISTORY.

Program-Specific Application Requirements for History

GRE and TOEFL or IELTS: GRE general test required. TOEFL  or the IELTS required of all applicants who are not native English speakers .

Writing Sample (all programs except Archives and Public History): An academic writing sample is required and should not exceed 35 pages double-spaced.

Writing Sample (Archives and Public History): An academic writing sample is required. It may consist of a published article, an academic paper, an archival finding aid, or some other appropriate item and should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (Minimum of 20 pages).

Joint Ph.D. Applicants to Hebrew and Judaic Studies/History Only: Applicants to any doctoral program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies are required to append to their statement of purpose a one-page, double-spaced description of their proficiency in Hebrew and the sources from which it was acquired. Non-native speakers of Hebrew should indicate (1) the institutions at which they studied Hebrew; (2) the textbooks from which they studied; (3) the extent to which their program of study incorporated Biblical, classical, and modern Hebrew; and (4) the highest level achieved. Native speakers should indicate the years completed in Israeli schools and universities. (2) Applicants may also, at their option, include an autobiographical statement in Hebrew, one page maximum. This statement should be hand-written personally by the applicant and should be saved as a pdf file and uploaded in the online application on one of the pages labeled "Additional Information." If it is not possible to save the autobiographical statement as a pdf, then please mail it to the Hebrew and Judaic Department at the address shown in their section of this document. Be sure to include your name, date of birth and Embark ID.

Dual Degree Applicants: Dual degree applicants must also apply to the School of Law.

Important Note for Applicants to the Advanced Certificate Programs: To enroll in the advanced certificate program, students must have completed a master’s or doctoral degree or be enrolled concurrently in a master’s or doctoral program in the humanities, social sciences or sciences.

*Please Note: All deadlines that fall on a weekend are rolled to 5 pm on the Monday directly following the official deadline. 


Required Application Materials

  • Online Application 
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages double-spaced)
  • Resume or CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Transcripts (please note, GSAS prefers that you scan a copy of your official transcript and upload it into your online application.  But before matriculating all students must submit official transcripts in hard copy form)
  • Official test scores for the GRE general test (NYU GSAS code: 2596. There is no department code.)
  • Official test scores for the TOEFL or IELTS  if the applicant is not a native English speaker (NYU GSAS code: 2596. Department code closest to your field of study or 99.)
  • Writing Sample (all programs except Archives and Public History): An academic writing sample is required and should not exceed 35 pages double-spaced.
  • Writing Sample (Archives and Public History):  An academic writing sample is required. It may consist of a published article, an academic paper, and archival finding aid, or some other appropriate item and should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages.

Where to Apply

Apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Science online.

For information about the application process such as using the online application; submitting supporting materials such as the GRE or TOEFL, transcripts, and letters of recommendation; applying as an international student; or preparing your application, please first visit the Graduate School's helpful Application Resource Center. If your question is not answered through the Application Resource Center, contact Graduate Enrollment Services at gsas.admissions@nyu.edu or history.admissions@nyu.edu

Please do not send supporting materials to the Department of History, as this delays our application processing time. Submit all application materials online.