M.A. On Campus


Western Carolina University

24 months
20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
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A graduate degree in History at Western Carolina University could be the ticket to your future working in education, pursuing a career in the museum industry and a number of other career options in the private and public sectors.


Key facts:

  • A Master of Arts in History is also a great way to prepare for doctoral studies. Western Carolina University offers four concentrations for its M.A. in History: American or European concentration (non-thesis option), American or European concentration (thesis option), Cherokee Studies option (American concentration, thesis or non-thesis) and Public History option (American concentration).
  • The Master of Arts in History is a 30-semester hour program that includes foreign language studies, a comprehensive reading list and a focus on research methods. Students will also get valuable practical experience by creating their own professional journal and will have the chance to present findings and research at conferences. Students concentrating on Cherokee Studies have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in the culture as WCU is located in the heart of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
  • Many graduates choose to continue their studies in a doctoral program, but those looking to enter the workforce have exciting opportunities. Many will use their skills to teach in secondary or post-secondary classrooms. Museums offer a variety of jobs, such as archivists, researchers and curators, that allow you to continue hands-on work with history. Other opportunities in the public and private sectors exist for graduate-level degree holders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for museum technicians and conservators is $44,320 and the average salary for postsecondary history teachers is $77,720.

Programme Structure

History curriculum include:

  • Historiography
  • Thesis
  • Internship in History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Recommended standards for admission to any History Graduate Program at Western Carolina University (MA, MAT, MEd) include:

  • 300 on the GRE
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA 
  • 3 supportive letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Writing Sample (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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