Key learning outcomes at History programme offered by Harvard University.
Through the degree in the field of history you gain:
- Perspective of the world today through evidence as well as an understanding of why and how historical events unfolded through argument and interpretation.
- Advanced critical thinking skills and historical insights using evidential, conceptual, and comparative frameworks.
The master’s degree includes nine courses—at least three taken on campus—and a thesis.
- Get started. You begin by completing three admission courses from the program curriculum. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
- Apply to the program. While you are completing your third admission course, you may submit your application. We have application periods in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you may choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least three courses on campus as part of your degree.
- Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how research is executed and communicated.
- Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: History.
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The Master of Liberal Arts, History degree field consists of 12 courses (48 credits), three of which are required on campus. You choose a capstone or thesis track.12 Graduate Courses
The degree is customizable. Within the program curriculum, you choose the history and elective courses that meet your learning goals.
- 5 history courses
- 1 history seminar
- 2 general electives
- EXPO 42b is an elective option
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHistory View 523 other Masters in History in United States
To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following three, four-credit, graduate-level degree courses (available online):
- SSCI 100B Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Government and History
- Before registering, you'll need to pass our online test of critical reading and writing skills or earn a B or higher in EXPO 42b Writing in the Social Sciences.
- You have two attempts to earn the minimum grade of B in the proseminar (a withdrawal grade counts as an attempt). The proseminar cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
- 1 history course
- 1 history course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42b)
International35000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National35000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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