History M.A.

The Master of Arts degree in History prepares students for further study elsewhere toward the Ph.D. degree and for teaching on the community college level. More generally it develops research and writing skills that would be applicable to work in historical societies, archives, museums, libraries, national and state historical sites, journalism, law, the ministry, fiction and nonfiction writing and government service. The advanced studies in History M.A. may be utilized for teaching at two-year colleges and high schools and for a variety of administrative positions where historical expertise is required.

Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major in history, an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum score of 500 on the verbal, 460 on the quantitative and 4.0 on the analytical writing portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), at least two letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors or other references who are able to comment on the applicant’s writing ability and potential for successful graduate study and reasonable assurance of ability to satisfy the foreign language requirement. To satisfy the foreign language requirement, a reading knowledge of one modern foreign language must be demonstrated.

The Master of Arts in History includes two options, each of which consist of 36 hours. The predoctoral program requires a thesis. The advanced studies program, which prepares students for careers in secondary education, junior college teaching and other fields, requires a Master's Primary Research Paper. In predoctoral and public history concentrations students must satisfy a language requirement and pass a thesis defense or comprehensive examination.

Degree Requirements

Dr. Stephen Auerbach, Graduate Coordinator


Department of History and Geography
209 Humber-White House  |  Campus Box 47
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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