History, Master | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
24 months
709 USD/credit 10635 USD/year
607 USD/credit 9105 USD/year
405 USD/credit 6075 USD/year
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The History program at North Dakota State University offers M.A., and M.S. degrees. Most graduate courses are held during the workday, but a number of courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening each semester to accommodate working professionals within driving distance of NDSU. Online courses are not offered.


Masters Degrees

The department offers both the Master of Arts and the Master of Science degrees in history. The Master of Arts of the History program at North Dakota State University requires proficiency in at least one foreign language and the successful defense of a thesis. Those planning to continue graduate study in history at the doctoral level are strongly encouraged to pursue the MA.

The Master of Science is designed for in-service professionals and has no language or thesis requirement; students pursuing the MS are generally not awarded assistantships or tuition waivers. Both degrees require a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 24 hours in history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography
  • Directed Research (taken during second year)
  • Research Seminar in North American History
  • Readings in North American History
  • Readings in European History
  • Readings in World History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • April 1 for assistantship consideration.
  • We admit students year-round, for both fall and spring semesters


30 SCH
  • 30 - 39


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation from former or current professors.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • A writing sample.
  • Foreign language training (for M.A. applicants)
  • Undergraduate or M.A. grade point average.
  • GRE scores (with an emphasis on the verbal score).
  • Transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate (if applicable).
  • TOEFL score (for non-native English speakers).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 709 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 405 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 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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