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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
One of the most popular programs on campus, history at the City College of New York has been crafted to meet the needs of the most voracious history scholar, as well as those students with an interest in a particular era or region.  


The accomplished faculty has made its own mark in this arena both at the college and throughout the world and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and challenges. Graduates not only represent City College at major higher educational institutions around the country but have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of legal, medical, entertainment, educational and other fields.


  • Students completing the non-thesis track must earn a total of 30 credits, including 3 credits from HIST B0000: Historical Methods and Historiography and 27 credits from 9 elective courses.
  • Students must write two "Field Papers" of 20 pages each. These papers are normally written as assignments for courses and must be certified either by the course instructors or by another expert in the field, and submitted to the Deputy M.A. Director or M.A. Director. See "Field Paper Guidelines" on the forms page.
  • Students completing the thesis track must accumulate a total of 30 credits, including 3 credits in HIST B0000: Historical Methods and Historiography, 24 credits in 6 elective courses, and 3 credits in HIST B9900: Thesis Research.
  • Students must submit a thesis prospectus, written in consultation with an adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography
  • History of Human Rights
  • Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply for admission to the M.A. Program in History, applicants should submit:

      ?  A statement of purpose

      ?  A 5-8 page academic writing samples (optional but strongly recommended)

      ?  An undergraduate transcript

      ?  Three letters of recommendation

Applicants should have completed at least 12 credits in undergraduate history courses (excluding introductory courses). Applicants also need to have earned an undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0, and a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 or greater in their undergraduate history courses.  

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5225 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Non-Resident Students: $805 per Credit

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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