History, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
, KY,
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The M.A. program is designed to prepare students for the teaching of history on the junior and senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree (Ph.D.). This program is offered by Western Kentucky University.

The Department of History offers a Master of Arts degree in History through its graduate program. This program is designed to prepare students for the teaching of history on the junior and senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree (Ph.D.).

The Department offers two graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts degree. The two M.A. plans have different requirements:

  • Plan A: twenty-four hours of course work plus a six-hour thesis.
  • Plan B: thirty-six hours of course work, no thesis.

Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • General History

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You need the following GRE score(s):

Verbal Reasoning:

150
  • 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
  • A GRE Quantitative Reasoning section score that meets the University's minimum for admission
  • Applicants must submit application and all supporting materials by June 15 (fall semester start) or November 15 (spring semester start)
  • A brief (approximately 750 words) personal statement that discusses why they wish to pursue the Master of Arts degree in History
  • A sample research paper (at least five pages long)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Housing: $3,750

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1,400 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate Student Research Grant

All WKU graduate students are welcome to apply for these grants to be used on acquiring materials and assistance for creative scholarship. Students may apply for no more than three Student Research Grants per degree totaling $750.

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