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What will I learn?

The Department of History offers intense academic training in a supportive, close-knit, open-minded environment. The department has particular strength in Asian, European, Latin American, and U.S. history, but its small size also encourages contacts across standard disciplinary boundaries. Our students are doing research in the history of the Atlantic world, disability studies, public history, immigration history, gay and lesbian studies, and other emerging fields. Our graduates hold positions in universities, museums and libraries across the country.

Our Master's students expand their historical knowledge and hone their communication, writing, and research skills in a vibrant and supportive environment. Students participate in a variety of topical, methodological, and research seminars, and then put their skills to work creating their own piece of historical scholarship to serve as the capstone to their studies.

Our program is designed to get students thinking both broadly and deeply. Students take part in small classes that dig into big questions, such as the history of body, comparative slavery, or the growth of urban centers. Our breadth requirements get students thinking expansively, considering the ways that continents and countries inform and influence one another. Students are also encouraged to find their niche and concentrate on mastering their own corner of historical inquiry from expert faculty.

The Master's Program in the UB Department of History provides deep training for anyone serious about and dedicated to history. It offers critical skills practice for those entering professional fields, top-notch content expertise for future Social Studies teachers, and prepares those seeking PhD study.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have received an undergraduate bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better by the intended beginning semester.

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university; Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses; Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550; Computer test = 213, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

Students can begin the Master's program in either the Fall or Spring semester. The target date for Fall admission is April 1, and for Spring admission, October 1. Admissions are rolling.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.