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History

The City University of New York

12 months
Duration
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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About

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. 

Overview

Faculty of the M.A. in History program at The City University of New York's specializations range from the ancient to modern periods in European, Latin American, African, Asian, Middle Eastern and American history. Approaches include social and cultural, political, diplomatic, environmental, and economic history.

General requirements

To fulfill degree requirements, M.A. students must complete either thirty or thirty-three (30-33) credits in History Department courses. As detailed in the options below, students selecting the Thesis Option must complete thirty (30) credits and students selecting the Non-Thesis Option must complete thirty-three (33) credits.

Among the 30-33 hours of coursework undertaken to fulfill the general degree requirements, all students must complete three credit hours in each of three geographic areas: U.S., Europe, and the non-western world. One of these courses must cover in whole or substantial part the pre-1800 period.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge about key historical concepts (such as “objectivity”) and historical terminology (such as “primary source”)
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge about key historical actors and events across the department’s distribution requirements
  • Articulate a clear research question, assemble a bibliography, and use citations properly
  • Situate an original historical argument within a sophisticated historiographical framework
  • Effectively incorporate primary sources into a historical argument
  • Express sophisticated historical ideas in writing using a clear thesis statement, a well-organized argument, and effective evidence

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research and Writing Workshop
  • Independent Research
  • Independent Reading
  • Master's Essay

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

30 alternative credits

30-33

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

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).
  • F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • Local students: 5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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