History (M.A.)

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Program Overview:

The object of this program is to prepare students for either further graduate study (thesis option recommended), teaching at the secondary or community college level (non-thesis option recommended), or history-related careers in government, business, or private research (public history emphasis recommended). Proficiency in a foreign language and quantitative methods is strongly recommended for those planning to do graduate work in this program. This program requires a total of 30 credit hours for both the thesis option and the non-thesis option.

Areas of Concentration currently available:

  • Geographic Areas
    • ​Includes Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and the United States
  • Public History
    • ​Specializes in museum work and training in oral/digital history
  • Human Rights
    • ​Global Justice, Social Activism, Genocide, and Memory
  • Women's History
    • ​U.S. and European women's history and Women's and Gender Studies program
  • Environmental History
    • ​Particular strengths in U.S. Environmental History

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.2 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official report of TOEFL score (79) or IELTS (6.5)
  • Writing Sample (preferably a history research paper)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Statement addressing motivations for seeking degree, career goals, and summarizing why you are pursuing graduate work in History and what career objectives you have.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Fall Semester: June 15

Graduate Assistantship Requirements:

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