About this course
The Department of History offers a graduate program that leads to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a major in History. The graduate program is designed to provide students with advanced instruction and training, and courses are available in the history of the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The program also equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values required for professional careers in history and gives qualified students the foundation for doctoral study in history.
History's scope is extremely broad, and the student of people and their institutions form a particular focus of the discipline. The use of language and the ability to communicate skillfully are major concerns of history. Thus, advanced study in history prepares students for many different occupations and professions in which such qualities are essential. Traditionally, teaching has been a career possibility, but, as well, qualified recipients of the Master of Arts with a major in history are prepared to enter doctoral programs, to seek employment in business or government, in museums and libraries, in publishing, journalism, and advertising, or to enter the military, politics, or theology. An advanced degree in history continues to be excellent preparation for business school or law school. Students who are interested in the Master of Arts or who have questions about the vocational possibilities of their major should consult with members of the History Department faculty in Ashley Hall.
- Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
- Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale calculated on all attempted coursework.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in all college-level History courses, with no grade below a "C" in a History course.
- Minimum of 15 semester hours credit in upper-level (3000 or above) History courses.
- Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam.
* International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.