Program Information

The History MA offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of historical methods and to produce an original work of scholarship. In addition to seminars, graduate students work under faculty advisors to pursue a thesis topic of their choice. The MA thesis is filed with the library and in an online database available to researchers from around the world. Masters students therefore can make a real contribution to historical knowledge, and their work can and will be used by scholars. In short, the MA in History allows you to make an impact on how professional historians understand the past.


The program prepares students to: 1) enter doctoral programs or pursue other advanced academic training in history; 2) teach at the secondary or community-college level; and 3) assume positions as researchers, writers, teachers and curators in a variety of public and private settings.

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.

International Applicants: Please click here for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

See the History Department scholarship website to apply for a graduate scholarship by the stated deadline.

Additional Application Requirements

Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1