History, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. degree in History introduces students from the Catholic University of America to professional historical study by combining analytical rigor with training in a broadly defined field of history.


M.A. History students from the Catholic University of America master the principal outlines of events, developments and ideas, and continuities and changes in the field.  They gain thorough understanding of the historiography and the methods and approaches that historians past and present have applied.  They develop research skills with primary and secondary sources, and sharpen their analytical thinking and written and oral communication skills.

Catholic University’s Department of History offers the M.A. in the following areas:

  • medieval European history
  • modern European history (with options to emphasize either early modern or recent modern eras)
  • colonial-era and post-revolutionary American history
  • Religion and Society in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World (described elsewhere in this site), which capitalizes upon the department’s unique concentration of faculty expertise in these fields and upon the centrality of religious history to the department’s mission.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • a minimum of 30 credit-hours of coursework, or 10 courses (up to 6 graduate-level credit-hours may be transferred from another university)
  • of these courses one must be History 601 (Historical Analysis and Methodology), two must be research seminars (800-level courses or History 793, Directed Research), and the remainder are colloquia or readings courses
  • proficiency in one foreign language (except for students in medieval history, who must demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages of which one must be Latin)
  • a comprehensive examination lasting four hours per day on two consecutive days, after or near completion of coursework

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


29 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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