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

Program Page - Graduate Studies History, M.A.

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


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.

Where you can study

  • Oswego (main campus)

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.

Admission requirements

Program advisement meeting
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee
Sample research paper (minimum 10 pages)
GRE test scores (optional)