University of West Georgia

12 months
11220 USD/year
11220 USD/year
2892 USD/year
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The History program of University of West Georgia is offered by the Department of History.

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The History program of University of West Georgia prepares students for careers in teaching, law, business, government, museum work, archive management, public history, and library and information science. There are concentrations in American, World, European, Public History, Atlantic World, and War and Society in Global Perspective; a certificate program in Museum Studies in conjunction with the Atlanta History Center; and a post-M.A. certificate in Public History. Working closely with our faculty, you will be trained to think critically, write clearly, and analyze effectively.


Students who receive the Master of Arts Degree in History will be able to: 

  • Conduct historical research 
  • Formulate and defend a historical argument in Standard English 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historiography and its changes over time 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of public history [for public history track only] 
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of a subfield of public history [for public history track only] 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • War, State, and Society in Early Modern Europe
  • The First World War
  • Special Topics in European History
  • Special Topics in World History
  • Introduction to Public History
  • Theory and Practice of Oral History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
69 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Graduate Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.
  • An undergraduate major or minor in history or a closely related field, including survey (or equivalent) courses in American History and European or World History.
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work taken at all colleges.
  • A writing sample
  • Personal statement 
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5610 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5610 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    2892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1446 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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