M.A. On Campus

Global and Comparative History

12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With the new Global and Comparative History program of Rutgers University, the scholarly excellence of the department and the faculty’s strong commitment to teaching and advising are available to students seeking a master’s degree.


Courses designed for the Global and Comparative History program of Rutgers University are scheduled in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate teachers and other program participants who are employed full- or part-time. Classes are upper-level and small, which facilitates extensive interaction between faculty and students and among students with different field emphases and career objectives. The Rutgers University master’s degree program in Global and Comparative History is designed to serve students with a variety of objectives, taking into account the needs and interests of each individual.

For Educators

Secondary and middle school teachers will find that the Global and Comparative History master’s degree enhances the depth and range of their knowledge of the history of major regions and societies, and of the processes that have increasingly connected them worldwide. Emphasizing flexibility with regards to individual students’ experiences and needs, the program offers a broad range of area and comparative courses oriented to the needs of teachers working toward the global history master’s degree.

Graduate history faculty offer extensive advising on how to develop compelling world history courses and effective curriculums for individual schools or district school systems. Completion of the degree also includes focused research opportunities in a variety of venues, ranging from master’s theses and publishable essays to museum shows and world history program proposals.

Programme Structure

  • Area and regionally focused courses. More specialized but broadly conceived courses on Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, Russia, China, and Japan that emphasize cross-cultural connections and the place of each of these core regions of human socio-cultural development in larger global perspectives.
  • Trans-continental courses. Courses that might address, for example, the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, or Indian Ocean regions in cross-cultural, comparative, and world historical perspectives.
  • Thematic courses. Ranging from the World History of the Environment, Gender or Race and Ethnicity in Cross-Cultural Perspective, the Age of Global Empires, or Slavery in World History.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the master’s degree program in Global and Comparative History should normally have a GPA of at least 3.0, and solid verbal and reading scores on the GRE exams
  • A completed online application form
  • Official transcripts from the colleges and universities the applicant has attended
  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement of 1 to 2 pages
  • A writing sample of at least 10-15 pages
  • The application fee

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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