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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Hammond, LA, United States
Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science. We invite you to take a closer look at our outstanding faculty, broad selection of courses and the many opportunities we offer for learning outside the traditional classroom setting.

Overview

Southeastern's graduate program in History prepares students for careers in history, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future – including teaching, government service and business – or doctoral studies in history. Students in the program learn to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, assess past trends, predict future developments and understand the real world as they prepare for virtually any career.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nearly all graduates of the program since 1990 have obtained jobs related to their course of study or admission into further graduate study

  • Faculty have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, produced a host of scholarly publications – many of which have attracted an international readership – and held important offices in professional organizations

  • The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Florida Parishes Social Science Research Center

Accreditation

Southeastern Louisiana University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Southeastern is a Level V institution.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Europe 500-1500              
  • Europe 1500-1815           
  • Europe since 1815
  • Introduction to Public History    
  • Public History Seminar
  • History Preservation Seminar    
  • Historical Editing
  • Introduction to Archival Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Proof of Immunization Compliance
  • Financial Statement of Support
  • Transcripts and Official Records
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • Health Insurance
  • Official transcripts are required from all previously attended institutions.  2.5 cumulative undergrad GPA or 2.75 on last 60 hrs of coursework
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • It is your responsibility to determine the transcripts that Southeastern currently has & provide transcripts from other institutions attended.
  • GRE scores are required for all applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6238 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6238 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4619 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hammond

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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