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History (M.A.)

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  • Credit Hours Required: 30 (thesis track) , 36 (comprehensive track)
  • 2018-2019 Tuition: $545 per credit hour
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Students pursuing an M.A. in History at Liberty University will study both historical facts and scholarly arguments in order to draw new interpretations and challenge old ones. Liberty offers two M.A. in History concentrations: American History and European History. Students will leave this program better able to understand history’s place in God’s plan, and will be prepared to meet the demands of history-related vocations or further collegiate studies.

Admission Requirements

  • $50 application fee (the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed Transcript Request Form. An official final college transcript showing a completed Bachelor’s degree is required before first semester enrollment.
    • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (2.5-2.99 may be admitted on caution)
  • Statement of Purpose (300-500 words) - The Statement of Purpose should include your goals as well as an explanation of what you hope to gain from and contribute to the program.
  • Prerequisites (Must be taken prior to admission): Minimum of 18 undergraduate credit hours in history or related discipline (lower or upper-level hours)
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

Additional Requirements for Thesis Track

  • Research Paper (8-10 pages in length) with Turabian citation and formatting

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