Master of Arts in History Admissions

Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understand (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Admissions essay demonstrating graduate-level writing and critical thinking skills, or the GRE with the following scores:
    • For GRE tests taken within the past six years:
      • 85th percentile or higher on the verbal test and a 5 or higher on the analytical writing test
    • In place of the admissions essay, the Program Director will also consider a thesis, or a publication, or other evidence of scholarly work that includes footnotes or citations, and an argument that's several pages long on a case-by-case basis.

  • One letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact*
    • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

* A second letter of recommendation may be requested, at the discretion of the Director of Admissions, program staff, or Program Director, in the admissions file review process.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-800-460-5597 ext. 3372 (US and Canada)
Call: +1-647-722-6642 ext. 3372 (International)