Are you interested in our Master’s Degree in History program? Then it’s time to apply!

Please review our admission requirements, dates and deadlines, and instructions. Then complete our online application.

Dates and Deadlines

Submit your application by the following dates, depending on which semester you plan to start:

  • Fall – two weeks before the semester starts
  • Spring – two weeks before the semester starts

Before You Begin...

If you are an international student – someone who has or plans to acquire a visa to study in the U.S. – our International Admissions staff will help you through the admissions process and your unique requirements.

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If you are a current, admitted Ball State student but have not taken classes for more than a year or if you received a "Re-Admit" error when attempting to register for classes, you need to select the:

Re-enroll (previous Ball State graduate students only)” option under “Academic Intent” in the application.

Do not choose the Re-enroll Applicant Type if you are any of the following:

  • a first-time applicant to a Ball State graduate program
  • applying for a new or different program or certificate than one in which you are already enrolled
  • previously applied for a program but never attended any classes

1. Review admission requirements and prepare materials.

Degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.

GPA

You must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.

GRE

Our program does not require you to take the GRE.

Courses

18 credits (or the equivalent) in history courses.

Materials

You will need to upload the following materials to your online application:

  • three letters of recommendation
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose
  • writing sample

Graduate Assistantship Criteria

To qualify for a graduate assistantship in our department, you must take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and ordinarily also have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Learn more.

2. Prepare your transcripts.

Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants. Please review our instructions before you apply. (You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts in order to apply.)

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3. Apply.

Complete our online application. 

Fees

You can pay your application fees (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.

  • applications for degree and nondegree programs – $60 per program
  • applications for certificates and licensures – $20 per certificate or licensure

Fee Waivers

You do not have to pay the application fee if you are a:

  • McNair Scholar
  • previous Ball State student (enrolled after high school)
  • current Ball State employee (full-time, benefits-eligible)
  • veteran or active-duty military

If you are in one of these categories, make sure to select the fee waiver option in the application.

After You Apply

Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.

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Questions?

If you need additional assistance, please feel free to email our graduate admissions staff, who are here to help you through this process.

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