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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #57 (QS) , RI,
The one-year History M.A. program is designed to be intellectually rigorous yet also flexible enough to permit students to adapt it to a variety of professional contexts and goals.


The intellectual rigor is achieved through M.A.-specific coursework, particularly the Historical Crossings seminar, and its combination with Ph.D. seminars. The flexibility is achieved through a choice of one of two tracks:

  • The Professional Track incorporates two “skills” courses (for example, in writing, language, computer science, design, or public history) that will help students meet individual professional goals.
  • The Academic Track is designed to prepare students to continue work at the PhD level. It replaces one of the “skills” courses with a research credit in the spring for which the student will produce an article-length research paper. In choosing the other “skills” course, a student on this track might select a language course or another PhD seminar, as appropriate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preliminary Examination Preparation
  • Reading and Research
  • Professionalization Seminar
  • Prospectus Development Seminar
  • Approaches to Middle East History
  • First Person History in Times of Crisis: Witnessing, Memory, Fiction
  • The Body
  • Ritual Studies For Everyday Life
  • Thesis Preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    16 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • The Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE
  • Application Fee and Waivers
  • Paper Credentials and Other Documentation
  • Criteria for Admission
  • Notification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50224 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    50224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50224 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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