Program of Study for the Master of Arts in History
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores, unless waived; cover letter stating reasons that the applicant wishes to enter the program in history; sample of written work such as a research paper.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE) is waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Accelerated Admission Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.
Location: On Campus
Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility
Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.
Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in History
18 hours of graduate courses from the following Public History courses; OR students may select up to 6 hours of other graduate courses upon approval by the coordinator of the Public History program and the Director of Graduate Studies in History.
Proficiency: Required for General History Concentration only. Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign language by either taking the necessary courses for credit and earning a C or above in each course, or passing the exam administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Candidacy: Required for thesis students only; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
Comprehensive: A written comprehensive examination is required by the end of the third semester of course work for thesis students, and by the end of the fourth semester of coursework for non-thesis students.
Product of Learning: Required for Teaching Concentration only.