Master of Arts in History

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Program Description

Master of Arts in History

William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Master of Arts in history is designed for the twenty-first century. Through an innovative curriculum that focuses on global historical analysis and the integration of information technology into historical research and teaching, the program provides graduates with the skills necessary to communicate historical insights in a diverse and technologically advanced society. Graduate students in History may choose from three academic paths: the Examination option, the Thesis option or the Applied Historical Studies track – all requiring 30 credits. The history faculty at William Paterson is one of the largest in New Jersey and offers a wide range of courses that reflect the latest scholarship in the discipline. Thematic courses, such as the history of crime, science, women, and sexuality, complement the traditional menu of national histories. The program’s flexibility also allows students to tailor a course of study to fit their needs.

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All incoming students will take HIST 5000 Historical Thinking, the core course designed to introduce the fundamentals of historical interpretation, theories, and methodologies. Those pursuing the Examination and Thesis options are required to take one of the Global History Seminars. Students in the Applied Historical Studies track will take courses in Digital History and Public History, as well as an Internship.

Through the master of arts in history, you will benefit from an innovative curriculum that focuses on global historical analysis and the integration of information technology into historical research and teaching. You will acquire the skills necessary to communicate historical insights in a diverse and technologically advanced society. The program offers you the flexibility to tailor a course of study to fit your needs. Upon concluding coursework, you will complete a master’s thesis to demonstrate your skills in historical research and analysis, as well as your expertise in information technology.

All incoming students will take HIST 5000 Historical Thinking, the core course designed to introduce the fundamentals of historical interpretation, theories, and methodologies. Those pursuing the examination and thesis options are required to take one of the global history seminars. Students in the applied historical studies track will take courses in Digital History and Public History, as well as an internship.

Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
  • Minimum score of 152 on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Two letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • Academic writing sample, preferably based on historical research.

Program Requirements:

  • 30 credits of graduate study.

Applications

Prospective students must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4) in their major. Applications should include two academic letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and GRE scores. Further information is available at the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Financial Aid

A limited number of graduate assistantships and graduate internships are available. Assistantships and internships include a stipend and a tuition and fee waiver. More information is available at Graduate Admissions Office Financial Aid for Students.

Library Resources

One of the gems of William Paterson University is the Cheng Library and its extraordinary staff.

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Last updated February 9, 2016
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Tuition : U.S. $ 18,856 , Room and Board: U.S. $ 10,920 , Books and Supplies: U.S. $ 1,600, Transportation: U.S. $ 890, Miscellaneous: U.S. $ 2,250 ,TOTAL U.S. $ 34,516 ( New jersey residents tuition - $12,114.00 per year )