What can a master's in history do for me?
Whether as a historian or political analyst, while earning your master's degree in history from USD, you can expect to conduct sophisticated research projects and expand your writing skills to help advance your career. You can also earn more money with a master's degree. Students who graduate from the History program from University of South Dakota are prepared to go on for the Ph.D. or to venture further into the field of history as an independent historian, beginning museum professional or an advanced secondary educator. As a terminal degree program, all graduate students have the full attention of the department’s historians.
American School of Classical Studies
USD is a corporate member of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which provides our students opportunities for summer study in Greece. Two sessions, directed by the School's Gertrude Smith professors, are conducted annually. These sessions are designed for students who wish to complement their training in the language and literature of ancient Greece with an introduction to the country and its monuments. Housing and meals for participants are provided by the school. Enrollment in each session is limited to 20 students. Students interested in this program should consult with Professor Clayton Lehmann.
Student History Conference
Each spring the department hosts the Phi Alpha Theta regional Student History Conference, where students from area colleges and universities present and critique papers as at a professional history conference. For more information on the Student History Conference, contact Professor Clayton Lehmann.
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- Research Seminar in History
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 806 other Masters in History in United States
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- Official Proof of English Proficiency
- Official Transcripts - One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.
- Official Admission Test Scores
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- You will need to submit a resume with your application.
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International19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
National19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State10200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.
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