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History

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in history is designed for students interested in extending their undergraduate knowledge of historical issues, who wish to prepare for jobs in historically related fields or who are interested in teaching at the secondary or community college levels.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in History

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Ancient European History
  • Medieval European History
  • Modern European History
  • Russian History
  • Asian History
  • United States History
  • Latin American History
  • Global History
  • Public History

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Additional Application Materials: Writing Sample

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall March 1 March 1 January 15 January 15
Spring October 1 November 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of History
Zulauf Hall 715
Program website
history@niu.edu
815-753-0131

Director of Graduate Studies:
Sean Farrell
sfarrel1@niu.edu
815-753-6820

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