M.A./M.Sc. On Campus

International and World History

Columbia University

24 months
61180 USD/year
61180 USD/year
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The MA/MSc Program in International and World History offers two degrees: a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. 


Over the course of the two-year program, students work with preeminent historians at both institutions to explore the transnational forces that have shaped and continue to remake our world: migration, trade, technology, religion, epidemic disease, the environment, diplomacy, and war. 

Key Features 

  • This research-orientated program offers an opportunity to explore these ideas and connects vibrant intellectual communities in two global cities: London and New York. 
  • While many graduates go on to undertake PhDs, the MA/MSc in International and World History at Columbia University also offers a launching pad for careers in many other fields, including, but not limited to, government, journalism, NGOs, and international organizations.

Programme Structure

  • The two-year core sequence begins with Approaches to International and Global History (HIST GR8930), which introduces the conceptual possibilities and problems of international and world history, and the year-long MA/MSc Research Skills and Methods (HISTGR5000). 
  • The latter is a series of practical workshops that help students develop their dissertation topics and begin their research. At LSE, students enroll in their final core course, a year-long Dissertation Workshop (HY458), designed to help students write their dissertations as well as think about where they would like to take their careers after their time in the program has finished. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • transcripts of all previous post-secondary education 
  • a statement of academic purpose
  • a curriculum vitae or résumé
  • three letters of recommendation from academic sources 
  • GRE scores and, if applicable, results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement
  • a sample of scholarly writing, if required by the department or program
  • payment of the application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30590 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    61180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30590 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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