12 months
6336 USD/credit 190080 USD/year
6336 USD/credit 190080 USD/year
9386 USD/credit 281580 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in History at Sonoma State University is designed to provide students with a program of advanced intensive courses leading to specializations in such areas as American, Latin American, European, African, Asian, and local history. 


Key Features

Apart from the culminating requirement of either a master’s thesis (and oral defense) or examinations in two fields (written), the master’s program contains sufficient flexibility to meet the varying personal, professional and academic needs of students. The Graduate Coordinator and supervisors of thesis or field committees provide assistance and direction toward achieving academic objectives.

The History program at Sonoma State University is a 30-unit program. Requirements include at least 15 units of required 500-level coursework. Students must also take 15 units of elective, upper-division work (at the 300, 400, or 500-levels).

Graduate seminars and upper-division classes are generally small, offering individualized attention, guidance, and interaction between faculty and students. Graduate students are expected to recognize various methodologies and perspectives of historical inquiry and interpretation, and to master the techniques of historical writing and research. Opportunities for independent study, research with faculty, and internships are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Europe
  • Early Modern Britain
  • Modern Britain
  • Atlantic World
  • Imperial Spain
  • Colonial America
  • Revolutionary and Early
  • Republic America
  • Nineteenth Century US

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • Have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.00) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted;
  • Proof of English proficiency via TOEFL or IELTS examination scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    190080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    190080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    281580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9386 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Rohnert Park

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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