History, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
24 months
1980 USD/credit 39600 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 39600 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in History from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) equips you with research skills and credentials that prepare you for a variety of careers, from teaching and scholarship to work in archives, museums, libraries, and more.


Your study will focus across a wide field of topics and approaches to the past. You’ll benefit from a broad-based humanistic education that emphasizes the research, analytical, and communications skills critical for meaningful careers in almost any field. You’ll have access to faculty-scholars specializing in U.S. and European History as well as faculty from the other Claremont Colleges. 

You’ll discover abundant opportunities to traverse disciplines and bring diverse ideas and scholarship together, including concentrations in American Studies, Early Modern Studies, and  European Studies. As you study with your professors and alongside doctoral students, you’ll build relationships and develop the expertise necessary to thrive academically.

Program Highlights

  • The Libraries of The Claremont Colleges are among the largest collections in California, and the Huntington Library, one of the world’s finest research libraries for English and American history, is nearby.
  • You can pursue an MA in History at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in conjunction with another degree program, such as a PhD in Religion. You receive a diploma for each degree  and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Genocide & Human Rights in Modern European & World History
  • Race in European & Latin American History: 1750-Present
  • Topics in 19th Century U.S. History
  • Museums, History & Story Telling
  • Nuclear America
  • Reformation Europe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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