History, M.A. | Simmons University | Boston, United States
24 months
1125 USD/credit 20250 USD/year
1125 USD/credit 20250 USD/year
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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 History program (M.A.) offered by Simmons University you will learn to interpret sources and analyze different perspectives.


Prepare for the future by examining the past

Through an individualized course of study, you will gain a broad understanding of diverse eras and places and deepen your knowledge of specialized historical topics. 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.

Pursuing either a Master's in History or a dual degree in history/teaching or history/archives management, our students at Simmons University are well prepared for careers in education, research, archives management, librarianship, curation and various other forms of public history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 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
  • 9/11 Narratives 
  • Memory and the Holocaust

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Spring (January): Rolling admission after priority deadline.


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of purpose that addresses the following: Discuss your reasons for pursuing history at the graduate level. Include any information about your academic background, your research interests, and your future aspirations as they pertain to this degree program.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source
  • Interview (strongly recommended). 
  • 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 (payable to Simmons University)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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