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What will I learn?

This is a 27-hour program culminating in a MA in history. Applicants for the MA degree should inform the Department if they intend to continue to the PhD level. This information should be included in the personal statement section of the application. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the MA in History, graduates will be able to:

  • Use the historical method to solve historical and historiographical problems while applying the perspectives of class, race, gender, etc. to historical events and trends;
  • Identify and criticize interpretive paradigms and methodologies relevant to historical scholarship and the historical profession;
  • Perform historical research in archives and libraries and evaluate the provenance, context, validity, and biases of these sources from the past;
  • Apply the necessary research skills to produce original scholarship on a chosen historical topic using primary sources while evaluating the validity, context, and biases of secondary source literature produced by other scholars;
  • Demonstrate the ability to deploy multiple forms of communication (written, oral, and new media) to discuss their own historical scholarship and graduate-level knowledge of their chosen fields.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (27 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,055 per credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1032 W. Sheridan Road,

Sullivan Center 235,

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60660, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The Graduate School welcomes applications from international students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.

For international students

Students must have a BA degree and a B average. Normally, students should have 18 hours of undergraduate coursework in history. You must send official transcripts of all undergraduate work as well as any graduate work.

English language requirements:

For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 79 on the iBT or a 550 on the written test is required.

Deadlines: Fall for Ph.D. and for M.A. with assistantship consideration-January 1; Fall for MA- May 1

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

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