Stephen F. Austin State University

Admissions & Financial Aid

Admissions Requirements / Process

2.5 overall GPA and 2.8 GPA in last sixty hours, 18 hours of undergraduate history (preferably with a 3.0 GPA or better and at least 12 hours beyond the freshman-level survey courses). If a student does not meet these levels, then the applicant should submit GRE scores. Applying students should complete the required online graduate school application (Texas Common Application for Admission) and send the $25.00 fee directly to the graduate school. In addition, students should be sure to have all of their transcripts sent to SFA (this is the most common delay in the process).

Graduate School Admissions Requirements Texas Common Application

Graduate School Bulletins

Beginning in the Spring 2013 semester, each applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation and a writing sample. These should be sent directly to the Graduate Adviser, History Department, Box 13013, SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. In addition, the department has begun a series of deadlines for full consideration: August 1st (Fall semester), December 7th (Spring semester), May 7th (Summer I), June 15th (Summer II). Please contact the History Department's Graduate Adviser, Dr. Phil Catton with any questions about the application process.

Financial Aid

Each year the History Department has a limited number of graduate assistantships available to students willing to commit twenty hours per week to departmental assignments. The department, college, and university also offer an array of scholarships in addition to supporting documentation for financial aid. Please contact the History Department's Graduate Adviser, Dr. Phil Catton with any questions about the graduate assistantship application process.

Assistantship and Employment

Financial Aid and Scholarships