San Francisco State University

24 months
8704 USD/year
8704 USD/year
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The History program of San Francisco State University is offered with specialties in the United States, World History, Europe and the Mediterranean before C.E. 1500, Europe after C.E. 1500, Early Modern Europe, and Gender in History.


The History program of San Francisco State University is designed to accommodate students' interests and needs as they pursue a course of study under the direction of a committee of faculty members. Together with their committee, students plan a program to give both depth and breadth to their understanding of the past. The faculty is familiar with and sensitive to the needs of students who must work part-time or full-time while pursuing their graduate program. San Francisco and the Bay Area contain many libraries, archival repositories, and historical agencies where students can do research or obtain on-site experience through an internship.

Career paths

The history program provides training for those interested in a teaching credential, for those preparing to do graduate work in several fields. The critical thinking and writing skills developed through the study of History at SF State are applicable to any area of employment. Our majors also find work outside of the classroom in marketing, politics, law, archival work, and project management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History as a Field of Knowledge
  • Approaches to History
  • The Historiography of World History
  • Sexuality in Historical Perspective
  • Seminar in Ancient and Medieval History
  • Seminar in Medieval History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by the appropriate campus authority;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • Have a 3.0 GPA in their earned undergraduate degree or the last 60-semester (90-quarter) units completed, or have earned a post-baccalaureate degree; and
  • Meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a campus may make exceptions to these criteria.
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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