Simmons College

24 months
1052 USD/credit
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Our understanding of history is in a perpetual state of flux. We are constantly raising new questions about the past and exploring innovative approaches to addressing complex problems. In our program you will learn to interpret sources and analyze different perspectives.


We combine coursework with strong faculty mentoring in areas like American history, modern Europe, East Asia and the Middle East, global and comparative history, women and gender, maritime history, the Atlantic world, memory studies and public history. You will also have access to a vibrant array of historic sites and manuscript collections that surround our Boston campus.

Programme Structure

  • Archives, History, and Collective Memory
  • Film and Historical Representations
  • Sites of History: Research Seminar in Public History
  • Seminar in the History of Women and Gender
  • Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Reforms and Revolutions in Asia
  • Rape of Nanjing
  • 9/11 Narratives 
  • Memory and the Holocaust

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application or paper application form
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source
  • Interview (recommended): To schedule an interview, call 617–521–2915 
  • An analytical writing sample (preferably a research paper written for a college course)
  • Official college transcripts from every college or university attended. Must include degree conferral.
  • TOEFL scores, if English is not the applicant's first language
  • Non-refundable application fee of $35

Tuition Fee

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    1052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1052 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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