Application Procedures

An informal interview is recommended with the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Phil Garone, who can be contacted by email at or phone at (209) 667-3319.

An applicant should apply for admission to the University online at  An official copy of your transcript(s) is necessary; and you should contact your undergraduate institution(s) early for transcripts to be sent to the Graduate School.  The following documents should be submitted to the History Department:

  • Letter explaining your reasons for wanting to undertake a Masters in History at Stanislaus State.
  • Two letters of recommendation unless the student has completed 15 or more units of upper-division history at Stanislaus State.