History, Master of Arts

Total Credits: 30

GRE Required: No

Minimum Language Test Scores: Overall: 600 (TOEFL PBT), 100 (TOEFL IBT) / Writing Portion: over 600 (PBT), over 100 (TOEFL IBT),  7 (IELTS), 68 (PTE) or 120 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.A.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • A minimum of twelve credits beyond introductory work in history
  • 2 letters of recommendation and the name of a potential third recommender
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement (250 to 500 words)
  • A 5-8 page academic writing sample

Note: Programs reserve the right to request additional materials and/or an interview

What is the value of this degree for the student?                                                                                                                                                                        Graduates of the History MA Program become educators (secondary education), enter competitive PhD programs, and work in museums, not-for-profit organizations, publishing, and journalism, as well as in corporate positions that value strong research, analytical thinking, and writing skills

Recent student job placements and/or distinctions:                                                                                                                                                                     Recent graduates have gone on to work in New York museums, government, university libraries, and public schools, as well as to earn acceptance to highly competitive PhD programs at universities such as Princeton, Brown, Yale, and the CUNY Graduate Center. 

Who is the ideal student for this program?                                                                                                                                                                       

Great for students who are interested in:

•    Learning the craft of history from leading historians of US, European, Middle Eastern/Islamic, Asian, African, and global history, as well as those wishing to work in education, museums, journalism, consulting, and a wide range of jobs that require strong research and writing skills. 
•    The program is also ideal for NYC teachers who want to receive their certification while expanding their expertise, as well as Humanities majors interested in pursuing further graduate study or teaching at the graduate level. 
•    Our flexible BA/MA Program offers undergraduates a fast track to receiving a Master’s Degree. 

Program Advisor: Prof. Seiji Shirane

For more information, please visit the Program Website


Last Updated: 02/07/2024 15:25