M.A. On Campus


Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit 28545 USD/year
865 USD/credit 28545 USD/year
432 USD/credit 14256 USD/year
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The History program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides a sophisticated knowledge of history, both as a mode of inquiry and a form of understanding, and can serve as a terminal degree or as the foundation for more advanced graduate work.


The History program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides graduate students with:

  • an understanding of history as a mode of inquiry
  • an in-depth exposure to a least two different historical fields
  • a grounding in historical research methods
  • an introduction to the art of historical interpretation

Program Benefits

The Master of Arts program features:

  • Small, seminar-type classes taught by a faculty member
  • Classes that meet once a week in the evening
  • Access to University resources including Ronald Williams Library and The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (with more than 60 million volumes)
  • IRAD—the Illinois Regional Archives Depository, housed in the Ronald Williams Library

Career Options

The M.A. in History leads to a career as a:

  • teacher/instructor (community college levels)
  • museum educator
  • historical societies educator
  • archivist
  • researcher
  • librarian
  • preservation worker
  • documentary editor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography And Historical Method
  • Readings In Medieval History
  • Readings In Early Modern Europe
  • Seminar In 19th Century Europe
  • Seminar In Impact Of War/Revolution In Europe
  • Readings In Women's History Of The United States

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28545 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28545 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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