History Department

How to Apply

Before you can apply for our program, you must first apply to the Graduate School. You can apply easily online, or you can download and application and send it by mail.There is a $50 application fee, and you will need to provide original copies undergraduate transcripts to the Graduate School.

If you are an international student, you must apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs.

After you have been accepted to the Graduate School, you will need to apply separately to the History Department.  


We need: 

  • a resume or curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation
  • original copies of your undergraduate transcripts
  • a writing sample, and 
  • a 300-500 word statement discussing your academic and professional goals and interests.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at anytime.  

Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
(Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8700
Fax: 765-285-5612
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