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Brandeis University's MA and PhD programs in History train students to research, write, and teach history at the highest level. Our program is designed to meet the varied academic and professional needs of graduate students, with flexible requirements that encourage students to define their own courses of study within a curriculum of comparative and transnational history. Students study many areas of world history, including our departmental strengths in American and European history, in a program that consistently receives high marks in national surveys and rankings and boasts an outstanding placement record. Visit the department's website for more information. Application instructions can be found below. 

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

PhD: January 15
MA: Rolling through May 1; review of applications begins January 15

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.