The Catholic University of America

Ph.D. Degree

Admission to the Program

Applicants may apply for admission online at A paper copy of the application form may be requested from the Office of Graduate Admissions at 1-800-673-2772 or 202-319-5057. In addition to a completed application form and fee, graduate applications should include a personal statement of 500-700 words, official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher learning, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of 15-20 pages in the applicant's prospective field of specialization.  More information about the History Department’s application procedures and requirements can be found at

The department accepts students for doctoral study in medieval and modern European history and in United States history.