The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The M.A. in History program at The City University of New York provides an intensive introduction to the study of history in a wide variety of subject areas and prepares students for careers in teaching, doctoral-level work in the field, and professions in which knowledge of the past and facility in historical research methods are essential components. 

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An advanced degree in History means that you've studied past events from every possible angle—and that makes you ideally suited to create a better future in a variety of careers.

Learning outcomes

The graduate program in history at The City University of New York is an intensive introduction to the study of history in a wide variety of subject areas. You can choose areas of study that range from the ancient to modern periods in European, Latin American, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern history as well as an all-encompassing examination of U.S. history, from the colonial period to today. Our highly respected and widely published professors will introduce those histories to you from every angle—social and cultural, political, diplomatic, environmental, and economic. With an advanced degree in history, you will be well prepared for a career in education, law, public service, or any other field that requires knowledge of the past and expertise in historical research methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to the Study of History
  • Research and Writing Workshop
  • Independent Research
  • Independent Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
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).
6.5 (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.
80 (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

  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from history professors with whom you have worked)
  • Personal statement (explaining your background, interest in studying history, and reason for choosing our program; no more than 2 pages)
  •  Writing sample (a formal 5-10 page paper typically written for an undergraduate or graduate history class providing evidence of your writing and analytical skills).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: 5,545 / semester


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