24 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of History at Mississippi State University offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The History Department at Mississippi State University expects an applicant to have either an overall GPA of 3.00 or a GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate study.  The prerequisite for admission to a graduate program in history is a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate history courses; for a graduate minor in history, 12 hours of undergraduate history courses are required. 

Key facts:

A Ph.D. applicant must submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and must submit a writing sample with their application packet to the Office of the Graduate School.  Applicants who received the M.A. in History from MSU are not required to take the GRE.  Examples of acceptable writing samples are publications, chapters from a thesis, or a seminar paper.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography and Historical Method

  • Colloquium in Colonial and Revolutionary America

  • Colloquium in the U.S. History from 1787-1877

  • Colloquium in the U.S. History from 1877-1945

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Review tips for a successful application.
  • Review both University and departmental deadlines.
  • Gather the full names and email addresses of three individuals to compose letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare your statement of purpose.
  • Review, edit, and finalize your resume/curriculum vitae and select a writing sample (if required).
  • Request your transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your test scores sent to The Graduate School (Examples: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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