Studyportals placeholder

History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) , IL,
The Department of History offers a comprehensive program in United States, Public, Modern European, Transnational Urban, and Medieval and Renaissance histories

About

The field of history has changed significantly in recent decades—and public interest in history has grown. From the development of the field of women's and gender history to new perspectives on cultural analysis and cultural diversity, the discipline of history has expanded in scope, theory and methodology. Moreover, increasing attendance at historical sites and museums, as well as interest in documentary films and the History Channel, has spurred the growth of the field of public history.

We offer a major MA in 19th- and 20th-Century American History and concentrations in Social, Cultural and Trans-Atlantic History, and—newly—Transnational Urban History. The concentration builds on the specializations of one of the largest concentrations of urbanists in a single history department in the country. Faculty strengths in this area include urban history, the built environment, labor, and trans-Atlantic history, the history of sexuality, the history of women and gender, the history of political economy and the history of popular culture and entertainment.

This is a 27-hour program culminating in a MA in history. Current historical research on particular subjects is treated in 400-level courses. Original research projects are pursued in 500-level seminar courses. Applicants for the MA degree should inform the Department if they intend to continue to the PhD level. This information should be included in the personal statement section of the application. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Twentieth Century Approaches to History
  • Pre-Civil War Period, 1829–1865
  • US Social and Intellectual History
  • Quantitative Methods in Social History
  • Seminar in Modern European History
  • Nationalism in the Soviet Union
  • Oral History: Method and Practice
  • Management of History Museums
  • Masters Essay
  • History of the American West
  • Public History Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose

Please discuss your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Wishlist

Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?