Applying to a graduate program takes time, effort, and attention to detail. At UCCS, there is a two-tiered process, requirements for the Graduate School and for the Department of History. The following checklist will help you navigate through the process effectively.
Step 1 - There are various tracks for admission and two admission cycles. The cycles are March 15th and October 1st with flexible windows. Please go to the UCCS Graduate School website for more information on admission tracks and to download the appropriate forms: http://www.uccs.edu/gradschl/admissions.html
University of Colorado Colorado Springs/Department of History/Attention: Ian Smith/1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway/Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733
Step 2 - Make sure that you meet the Department of History application requirements. Please make sure that you complete the following checklist.
Step 3 - Continue to acquaint yourself with the Department of History program as well as the offerings at UCCS and throughout the region.
Commonly asked questions:
1. What is a letter of intent? The letter of intent is a very important part of your application into the Department of History. Therefore, you need to spend time thinking about and crafting a clear and well-composed letter that indicates your overall interest and reasons for applying to the M.A. program in History. You should not simply write about your life experience or that you like studying history. In that regards, try to answer the following questions to the best of your ability:
2. What kind of writing sample should be submitted? Writing samples in the range of 10-20 pages which highlight students' research, writing, and analytical skills are ideal. Shorter writing samples will be accepted if necessary.
For futher information, please contact Dept. Program Assistant, Ian Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org