History - Generalist

California State University East Bay

12 months
15546 USD/year
15546 USD/year
8274 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The History - Generalist program at California State University East Bay is designed to meet the varied needs and interests of students seeking an advanced degree in history.


The program educates students in advanced skills in historical research, writing, interpretation and research, and provides opportunities for training in teaching and public history. Four areas of concentration permit students to plan their coursework to best suit their goals within the overall program requirements and the range of courses offered. 

The program includes graduate course offerings in historical research and historiography, a  portfolio course, reading seminars, graduate elective units, a scholarly practicum, and a culminating master’s experience. Elective units may be taken in other fields with the approval of the History Graduate Coordinator.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an M.A. in History from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of United States history and the history of at least one other geographical region;
  • analyze major arguments and themes in contemporary historiography, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to historical study, and humanistic values and evaluate their validity;
  • make use of Bay Area research libraries, archives, special collections, and digital sources;
  • analyze both secondary and primary sources, and demonstrate advanced research abilities;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public History 
  • Introduction to Digital Historical Methods 
  • Introduction to Teaching of History 
  • World History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • Have the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Pay the 70.00 USD non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official academic records of all colleges or universities attended (High School Transcripts are not required)
  • English language exam score (TOEFL or IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15546 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15546 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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History - Generalist
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