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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , VA,
The master’s program in history draws on faculty expertise and the wealth of historical resources available in the Richmond area to support the extended exploration of the human past and the craft of history.

About

It prepares students for the successful practice of historical scholarship in a variety of fields including archives, libraries, historical sites, museums, government agencies, businesses, publishing and secondary education, as well as for advanced study in doctoral programs.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Develop the ability to understand the processes and methodologies historians use to study the past
  • Develop the ability to understand and think critically about scholarly works of history
  • Develop the ability to do historical research and present interpretations in writing
  • Develop the ability to understand the myriad of forces that shape human experiences and critically weigh change and continuity over time

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography and Methodology
  • Studies in American History
  • Studies in European History
  • Studies in Ethnic and Social History
  • Studies in Virginia and Southern History
  • Studies in African-American History
  • Readings in American History
  • Readings in European History
  • Readings in Transatlantic History
  • Readings in Ethnic and Social History
  • Readings in Virginia and Southern History
  • Readings in African-American History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
  • Personal statement submitted with the online application.
  • $70 application fee.
  • T​​hree reference letters submitted through the online application.
  • Transcripts from each institution you attended are required. 
  • Official test scores, if required by your program.
  • Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 1071 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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