History, M.A.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

January 22, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


Learn from distinguished faculty comprised of published scholars, seasoned historians and award winning professors. Our program allows for a flexible curriculum, designed to meet your professional goals, whether you wish to enter the field or pursue a doctoral program.

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What you will study: 

Choose a specialization of European, American, Global or Women’s History based on your interests. You will learn the importance of disciplined methods of inquiry and interpretation while working with faculty that serve as mentors.

  • HIS 500 - Historiography, credit: 3
  • HIS 598 - Thesis, credit: 6
  • HIS 590 - Directed Readings in History, credit: 6
  • HIS 596 - Teaching College History, credit: 6

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

Historians like to say, take a look back 30 years and see what has happened because history repeats itself.
Jon Zella, M'13

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Learning outcomes: 

Tailor your education by choosing one of four tracks within the program. Tracks include a research/thesis option for students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree, directed study for in-depth examination of existing literature, a teaching track to learn the skills to teach at a college level or applied history to prepare for career in a specific field.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
GPA of at least 3.0
Research paper
GRE scores (optional)
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee