2 years
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About this course

The Master of Arts in History program at Georgia College prepares students for further study toward the Ph.D. degree and for teaching on the community college and secondary school levels.  More generally it develops research and writing skills that would be applicable to employment in historical societies, archives, museums, libraries, historical sites, journalism, law, the ministry, fiction and non-fiction writing, and government service.

History has been an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum at GCSU since its founding in 1889, and the History M.A., instituted in 1971, is the oldest graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences.  It is the only graduate history program in Middle Georgia, and students can complete their course of study at night or combine it with daytime offerings.  Regular personal advising and a close working relationship between professors and students is a significant feature of the program.

Entry Requirements


For the pre-doctoral and public history concentrations you will need to hold a bachelor’s degree in history from a regionally accredited institution; have a GPA of at least 3.0; score at least a 500 verbal, 460 quantitative, and 4.0 analytical writing on the Graduate Record Examination; submit two letters of recommendation; and have some foreign language background.  Advanced studies applicants need to hold a bachelor’s degree in a history-related major; have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work; earn a combined verbal/quantitative score of 900 with minimum 500 verbal and 4.0 analytical writing scores on the GRE; and submit two letters of recommendation.