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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The MA degree may constitute a step toward doctoral research or preparation for a variety of other fields, such as archives administration, museum scholarship and exhibitions, public history, primary or secondary school teaching, law, or international relations.

Admission to the Master of Arts program is offered to highly qualified applicants holding at least a bachelor's degree, normally in history or a related discipline. Application and admissions procedures are described on the Department's website.

The MA degree program requires a total of thirty semester hours of course work and research credits and the submission of one or two original research papers. In addition, MA students must successfully defend a thesis or pass a written examination (the non-thesis option).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Contemporary Theory
  • The Teaching of History in Institutions of Higher Learning
  • General Seminar: Middle East History
  • Special Topics in History: Civil Rights Movement
  • Special Topics in History: Readings in Middle East History: Parties, Ideologies, and Popular Movements in the Modern Middle East
  • Special Topics in History: Caesar and Augustus
  • Special Topics in History: US in the World
  • Special Topics in History: History of North American Slavery in Comparative Perspective
  • Readings in the History of the Catholic Church
  • Readings in Modern European History
  • Readings in Modern European History: German History from 1871 to 1990
  • Museum Research Seminar
  • Seminar in Latin American History
  • Seminar in Southern History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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 ®.

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    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Statements of Goals & Research Interests and Experiences
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • A Writing Sample that demonstrates historical analysis, such as a research paper or master's thesis
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • GRE General

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1474 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1474 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    683 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 683 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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