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FAQs--Applying


Some of your questions may be answered by clicking on the APPLY NOW box at right.


Q: Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee.

Q: Can I submit more than the required three letters of recommendation?

We ask that you submit only three letters, please. Should you be concerned that one of your recommenders will not get his/her letter to us by the application deadline, and you would like to have another individual write a letter on your behalf, please let us know.

Q: What are the admissions requirements for the Graduate History Program?

All of our admissions requirements are listed on our How to Apply page. 

Q: When should I take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?

We recommend that you take the GRE at least three months prior to the application deadline. While you are able to receive your scores immediately upon completion of the GRE, we do not receive your scores until approximately two weeks afterward. Thus, should you wish to re-take the exam a second time, you will have some time to do so in order to have your second set of scores to us by the application deadline. Learn more about the GRE. 

Q: How do I check the status of my application?

Please feel free at any time during the application process to contact Laura Donaldson, Administrative Assistant, to check on the status of your application. She can be reached at donaldsonl@duq.edu or by calling 412.396.6470.

Q: When will I learn if I've been accepted into the Graduate History Program?

Acceptance letters are both emailed and mailed to the addresses you supplied on your application by the first week of March for Fall admissions and the middle of November for Spring admissions. 

Q: Whom do I contact if I have questions about my admissions decision?

If you have questions about your admissions decision, you may contact Dr. John C. Mitcham, Graduate Director, History and Public History, at mitchamj@duq.edu or 412.396.2635.

Q: What if I have transfer credits?

While policies differ from program to program, we will accept up to six credits of graduate course work taken outside of the program. The graduate courses in which those six or fewer credits were earned will need to be evaluated, however, by our Department Chair Director of Graduate Studies through a careful review of course syllabi before those transfer credits will be accepted.

Q: Can I set up a tour of campus and/or the Department of History prior to or after applying?

Absolutely! We would enjoy very much the opportunity to meet with you. Whether you're deciding if you'd like to apply to our program or you've already been accepted, you can contact our administrative assistant, Laura Donaldson, to set up a visit. She can be reached at 412.396.6470 or donaldsonl@duq.edu