Undergraduate Admissions

High school students wishing to study history at the University of Chicago should apply for admission through the College. History is a popular major (and minor) at Chicago with recent graduates becoming lawyers, politicians and policy makers, curators, entrepeneurs, consultants, teachers, and community activists.

Graduate Admissions

Visit our section on Graduate Admissions.

The Department of History welcomes applications from prospective students interested in the PhD in history. Applications are completed online through the Division of the Social Sciences

For more information on the structure of the PhD and the fields offered, please see our Graduate Program. We strongly encourage applicants to have a specific area of interest and faculty with whom they wish to work indicated in the application.

Applicants interested in a terminal masters degree in history should apply to the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences.

We invite you to explore our website and FAQs. If you have additional questions about our department or application, please contact us.