History (BA/MA Accelerated Program)

History (BA/MA Accelerated Program)

This is an accelerated five-year BA/MA program. After successfully completing this program a student will earn a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in History. Under the supervision of faculty advisers in the Department of History as student in the program will finish the core course requirements and most of the electives for the bachelor's degree in the first three years. During the third year of the undergraduate program the student will formally apply to the Graduate School for the master's program.  Upon acceptance, the student will be cleared to complete the remaining electives of the bachelor's degree and 30 credits of coursework for the master's degree in the last two years of the program. A student will be eligible for a graduate assistantship only in the last two years of the program after having been fully admitted to Graduate School.


Admission Requirements

  • GRE (General Aptitude Test)
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty who know the applicant well)
  • Letter of intent stating reasons for wishing to pursue graduate work and the fields of history the applicant intends to study
  • Writing sample (preferably a research paper from a history class)

Application Deadline

Students seeking to pursue the accelerated five-year BA/MA program in History must formally apply to Graduate School during the third year of their baccalaureate degree program.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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