Minnesota State University Mankato

12 months
5129 USD/year
5129 USD/year
5129 USD/year
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The Graduate Program in History at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides a foundation for advanced study and professional development that prepares individuals for careers in teaching, law, journalism, public service, museums, and business.


Course description

Students develop essential career skills, such as the ability to analyze conflicting information and viewpoints, write clearly and communicate ideas, find reliable evidence for judgments about human actions and motives, and place particular events in a broader context.

Students who join our program can pursue one of three avenues related to their own career goals. Current high school or community college instructors may wish to pursue a Graduate Certificate in History.

Students who are interested in applying their graduate degree toward fields in public history, law, museums, or public service may wish to pursue an M.S. in History.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Classical World of Greece and Rome

  • Foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

  • The Middle Ages

  • Social History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe

  • The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment

  • History of Women in Preindustrial Europe

  • Social History ofPreindustrial Europe

  • Modern Germany since 1500

  • Early England to 1603

  • England since 1603

  • France since the Revolution in 1789

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose:  2-3 typed pages that clearly outline the applicant's interest and purpose for seeking a master's degree in history.  
  • Writing Sample:  Submit a substantial paper 10-30 pages long, preferably submitted for an upper-division History class.  
  • Two letters of reference that clearly address the applicant's academic abilities and prospects for success in the MSU History program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5129 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5129 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5129 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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