About

The History program from University of North Carolina Wilmington offers concentrations in U.S. History, European History, Global History, and Public History. A non-thesis option in the geographic concentrations is available to students who intend to pursue teaching careers at the secondary and community college levels and to those who prefer not to pursue a research-intensive program.

Career

Public History students who intend to seek work at historic sites, museums, and archives may opt to pursue that concentration's Professional Track. Students in all concentrations may choose to pursue a thesis option in preparation for further graduate study or if they enjoy the challenges and rewards of a more intensive research and writing experience. 

The History Department enjoys an excellent record of placing its graduates into history-related jobs and selective doctoral programs. Finally, the innovative online M.A. program for professional history educators serves the career needs of experienced teachers, museum educators, librarians, and archivists who seek to augment their knowledge of history itself rather than pursue a graduate education degree.

Programme Structure

Concentrations available:

  • U.S. History
  • European History
  • Global History
  • Public History

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical).
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent in a foreign institution, and an overall academic record with a "B" average or better in the basic courses prerequisite to the area of proposed graduate study.
  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
  • Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields; at least two must be from academics.
  • Research paper or suitable equivalent. Applications for non-degree status will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18548 USD/year
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  • National

    4720 USD/year
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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