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Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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The History program at Virginia Commonwealth University 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. 


Program goals

The History program at Virginia Commonwealth University 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

Graduates of the program will:

  • 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:

  • American History
  • European History
  • Ethnic and Social History
  • Virginia and Southern History
  • African-American History
  • Topics in History
  • Transatlantic History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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


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