Program Details

Our greatest strength is U.S. history, but we also offer courses in Latin American, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and public history.
Location:
Fort Myers, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Sociology

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our M.A. History program has quickly developed into a well-rounded and flexible academic program that offers students a wide-ranging variety of options. Our greatest strength is in U.S. history, but we also offer courses of study in Latin American and Caribbean history, medieval Europe, early-modern Europe, Asia, and public history. Some features that set us apart from other programs include an accomplished group of graduate faculty, the opportunity to apply for admission to either the fall or spring semester, course schedules that accommodate evening and part-time study, support for student participation in local and regional history conferences, and comparatively low tuition. As part of the course of study we have both a non-thesis option, and a thesis option designed to suit the needs of students planning to apply to a Ph.D. program

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Requirements:
A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution At least 15 credits in History from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA in all History courses GRE exam A 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of the baccalaureate degree (For applicants with less than 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of the baccalaureate degree, a minimum verbal GRE score of 500 (old) or 153 (revised) and a minimum analytical score of 4.5) Two letters of recommendation from past professors or mentors A writing sample of 3,000 words or more Personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate work in history (2-3 pages): The statement should be written in clear, formal academic prose and should explain your motivation in pursuing a Masters degree; your career goals; and the intended focus or specialization of your graduate studies. The letter will be strengthened by specific references to relevant experience or training.
International Requirements:
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) for international students who speak English as a second language, a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, at least 15 credits in History from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA in all History courses, GRE exam, a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of the baccalaureate degree, two letters of recommendation from past professors or mentors, a writing sample of 3,000 words or more, personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate work in history (2-3 pages): The statement should be written in clear, formal academic prose and should explain your motivation in pursuing a Masters degree; your career goals; and the intended focus or specialization of your graduate studies. The letter will be strengthened by specific references to relevant experience or training.

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