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History (M.A.)
History (M.A.)

History (M.A.)

  • ID:ASU10084
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • Application Fee:$40.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,972.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,900.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,100.00
  • Application Fee:$40.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,972.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,900.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,100.00

* * Spring health insurance amount includes summer.

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • You should have an undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.0. Some degree programs require a higher Grade Point Average, though. See below for the full list of Grade Point Average requirements for each major.

  • If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0.

English Requirements

Incoming international graduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart.

  • Completion of A-State's ESL Program: 90% or Above

  • Completion of CEA accredited language program: Completion certificate for completing all levels

  • Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program: Completion certificate of the program

  • TOEFL-Paper Based*: 550

  • TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised*: 60

  • TOEFL-Internet Based***: 79

  • IELTS*: 6.0

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): 56

  • iTEP Academic Plus*: 4.5

  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1

  • SAT scores**: 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)

  • ACT scores**: 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)

  • High School Marks (India, Nepal and Pakistan): 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate

  • High School Marks (Kenya): 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12

  • IB (International Baccalaureate): 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature

  • University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand: Must have completed two years there and graduated

  • Duolingo English Test: 105

*A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011.

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.

***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.

Other Requirements

Students seeking to enter the graduate program in history must satisfy the admission requirements of both the Graduate School and the History Department.  Applications to program must include:

1)      A completed application form

2)      An official transcript

3)      Official GRE Scores

4)      Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the student’s academic work

Course Information

The graduate program in history at Arkansas State University trains students in historical research methods, historiography, and historical content in global, public, and US history.

Students may choose a general MA degree (which commonly incorporates more US history courses) or an emphasis in either public history or global history.

The public history emphasis focuses on teaching students to be historians who are strong academics but who also engage the greater public. Students are required to take 12 hours of history electives (global or US), 12 hours of public history, and 6 hours of thesis or internship. Accepted students who had not taken the Practice of History or an equivalent historical methods course as an undergraduate will have to take this course at a graduate level for additional credit hours. The Department of History will allow up to 6 credit hours from another institution. Graduates with a MA in public history often go on to pursue a PhD in public history or heritage studies, work at museums or heritage sites, or apply for careers in historic preservation or other public history-related professions.

The global history emphasis is for students who are interested in studying big questions, especially those pertaining to the processes, events, and people who have created an increasingly interconnected world. Students will engage with the works of important historians in the field, theory, and historiography while honing their ability to research and write as global historians themselves. This program is aimed at students who want to subsequently pursue global or non-US history PhD programs, who want to teach high school world history at an advanced level, who want to teach world history in community colleges, and who are interested in foreign service careers. Global history students are required to take Theory and Practice in Global History, Seminar in Global History, 9 hours of world history, 9 hours of history electives, and 6 hours of either thesis or additional history electives.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates find success in all venues within the historian’s profession but other fields as well (administration, government, and journalism to name a few).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance: $1100 USD per year 

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