12 months
2596 USD/year
2596 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in History at West Chester University provides students with a broad base for teaching excellence, a platform for studies leading to the Ph.D., and best of a liberal arts education including highly trained written and oral communication, research, and analytical skills for professions in both the public and private sectors. 


Students in the MA program take courses in United States, European, or World/Comparative history and may take up to six semester hours in a discipline related to history (i.e. Anthropology, English, Philosophy, etc., with permission of the graduate coordinator). 

The M.A. in History at the West Chester University offers two tracks: a thesis or a non-thesis program. The non-thesis option is designed for students who desire more content courses as background for their own teaching, further academic work, or personal enrichment. The thesis option is designed for students who wish to conduct original research at the Master's level. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of Ph.D. programs in the United States and abroad.


  • Thoughtful advising to help students compete in their chosen field 
  • Encouragement and financial support to present work at conferences 
  • Opportunities for publications 
  • Internships
  • Graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies 
  • Graduate assistantships that offer real world academic experience

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Seminar in American History
  • Seminar in European History
  • Seminar in History of non-Western World
  • Methods & Materials Of Research In History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • One official transcript from every college and university attended (except West Chester University). The official transcript should be sent directly from your undergraduate Registrar to the Graduate Admissions office. See note above.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs.
  • A written statement of your professional goals. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1298 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1298 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 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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