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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) , MS,
The University of Southern Mississippi offers a master degree in history. The department has excellent programs in United States, European and Latin American history.It has also two special graduate emphasis areas, a traditional strength in Southern history (including Civil Rights) and the study of war and society.


The graduate program at the University of Southern Mississippi provides the opportunity for graduate students to work closely with nationally recognized scholars in their fields. A USM history degree provides career opportunities in academia, primary and secondary education, state and federal governments, and museums and archives.

There are many great history departments throughout the country. What makes the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi unique is the breadth of our course offerings, our nationally recognized programs, and our committed faculty. We are big enough to offer quality programs, yet personal enough to give both undergraduate and graduate students individual attention. It is a great place to learn.

The Department of History's faculty include award-winning authors and teachers -- nationally acknowledged experts in their fields. Students in the Department of History have the opportunity to explore the histories of North America (with a special emphasis on the American South), Africa, and Europe. We are a leading institution for the study of war and society, are a regional leader in preparing students to teach history, and have

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • World War II
  • Muscovy and Imperial Russia
  • The American Revolution
  • Topics War & Society
  • Philosophy & Methods of Research
  • Seminar in American History
  • Seminar in European History
  • U.S. Historiography I Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • The application fee
  • GRE scores (must be taken within five (5) years of the application).
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement 
  •  A writing sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
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