Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History - Public History Concentration, MA

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Program Code: MA_255D
CIP Code: 54.0101

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.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE) is waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Location: On Campus

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information

Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and 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. More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Accelerated Master’s Program

This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in History

Other Requirements for the MA in History

  • Thesis: Optional
  • 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.

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