What will I learn?

This program is designed to prepare students for the teaching of history on the junior or senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.

Program Requirements (30-36 hours)

A student who has an undergraduate major in history may be permitted to take six to nine hours of graduate work in a related field in courses approved by the Graduate Advisor. A student who presents an undergraduate minor in history must complete the entire program in the field of history.

Plan A - Thesis (30 hours)

  • HIST 535 Historiography 3
  • HIST 599 Thesis Research/Writing 6
  • Modern foreign language reading proficiency


  • Select 21 hours of electives 21

Total Hours 30

Plan B - Non-Thesis (36 hours)

  • HIST 535 Historiography 3


  • Select 33 hours of electives 33

Total Hours 36

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years. Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.

Which department am I in?

Potter College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,497.00 per year
Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Potter College of Arts and Letters

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11029,



42101, United States

Online/Distance (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,452.00 per year
USD $707 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a U.S. baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from an accredited institution, Baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Applicants must meet the following admission standards set forth by the History Department:

  • Completion of at least 18 undergraduate credit-hours in history with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in history courses (on a 4.0 scale)
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A GRE Verbal Reasoning section score of at least 500 (if taken before Aug. 2011) or 153 (if taken Aug. 2011 or later)

English proficiency requirements (one of the following): TOEFL, IBT – 79, IELTS – 6.5, ELS - Level 112.

Applicants must submit application and all supporting materials by June 1 (fall semester start) or November 15 (spring semester start)

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


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