Application Information and Requirements

Georgetown has a highly selective History doctoral program: we accept only 10 percent of those who apply, and incoming classes average about 10-15 students.

We use the standard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Application, available online.  Please indicate on the application if you are applying for a joint program; joint program applicants must submit materials for both programs, and must be accepted by both programs in order to matriculate. 

The key materials to provide with the application are: a 500-word, double spaced statement of purpose; a substantive sample of work (research papers preferred); transcripts; GRE General Test scores; and three letters of recommendation.  If at all possible, the sample of work should demonstrate your ability to work with primary sources.

Visit the Graduate School Catalogue for additional information on applying to the History Department.  All materials must be submitted directly to the Graduate School, not the History Department. 

For questions about the doctoral program, please contact Carolina Madinaveitia, Graduate Programs Manager.  We strongly encourage applicants to contact their prospective mentor and other faculty members with whom they wish to pursue their doctoral degree, as well as current students in the program.  Field representatives can be found under Areas of Study