History, M.A. | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
12 months
15444 USD/year
15444 USD/year
9084 USD/year
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Students must complete 30 credits of course work, which includes a major field (at least 18 credits). Students must take at least 6 credits outside of their major field, preferably but not necessarily all in the same field, as defined below. Within these credits, students in the History program must complete either a thesis (6 credits) or a Master's Essay (3 credits), at Rutgers University.


Major Fields

The History program of Rutgers University offers a choice of three major fields in areas that are particularly well supported by the research and teaching interests of the history faculty:

  • American History
  • World History
  • History of Technology, Environment and Medicine/Health

To ensure a program of reasonable depth and coherence, each student takes at least 18 credits of course work in one of these major fields, chosen in consultation with the Graduate History Director or designated advisor. In a typical year, at least three or four courses are offered in each category, and there are additional opportunities to take independent reading and research courses, and courses at Rutgers-New Brunswick, in all three areas. A number of courses may fulfill requirements in more than one field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narrative History
  • Topics in World History
  • Gender, Science, and Technology in the Modern World
  • Social History of Communication
  • Poetics of History: The Place of the Author in Her or His Story
  • Topics in American History: Race and Labor in the Americas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample. The writing sample (generally 10-20 pp) should demonstrate skills in primary research, analysis, and writing in history/related fields such as an undergraduate/graduate paper or thesis chapter.

Tuition Fee

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    15444 USD/year
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  • National

    15444 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9084 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9084 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
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