24 months
20756 USD/year
20756 USD/year
8058 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in History degree program offered by the Western Connecticut State University is designed for students who wish to develop their skills in analyzing and interpreting historical events and interrelational developments in diverse areas of the world. 


Program Learning Objectives

  • The Western Connecticut State University's objective is to provide an exciting and relevant curriculum specifically designed for students who are secondary school teachers, college graduates preparing for careers in college teaching, or professionals from outside the academic world who value the intellectual challenge afforded by the serious study history.
  • Through our required comprehensive examination and our MA in History thesis option, students will demonstrate a mastery of a body of advanced secondary literature, a mastery over key events and figures, and an ability to answer key questions in innovative ways appropriate to their specific track and chosen field of study within history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New York City: Its History and Culture 
  • Readings in American History to 1877  
  • Readings in American History Since 1877  
  • Readings in European History to 1500 
  • Readings in European History since 1500  
  • Fascism: Revolution or Counterrevolution
  • The French Revolution
  • The American Revolution
  • Origins of World War
  • Islam in International Affairs 
  • African-American History and Culture 
  • The Civil War Era 
  • America in the Sixties 
  • America in the 1950s 
  • Islamic Intellectual History  
  • Conflict in the Modern Middle East  
  • Approaches to World History 
  • U.S. Immigration History 
  • U.S. Urban History 
  • Colonial North America  
  • The Early American Republic  
  • History of the American South 
  • Chinese Thought and Religion  
  • China in the Twentieth Century 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate admission application form and fee.
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees.
  • A statement of purpose, two to four pages, typed and double-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant’s relevant past experience, academic and career goals, and interest in the M.A. in History program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can effectively assess the applicant’s general academic potential.
  • Acceptance by the History Graduate Admissions Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4029 USD per semester during 24 months.

NE Regional: $6,044 per semester

Living costs for Danbury

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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