What are the Ph.D. admission requirements?

We expect all applicants to our Ph.D. program to hold an M.A. in history (preferably with a thesis) or a closely related discipline (and to have completed substantial M.A. coursework in history).  We require all applicants to submit a statement of purpose (goal statement), GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, complete transcripts, and a writing sample demonstrating their ability to conduct original research in history (such as a thesis chapter).