Master of Arts in History

Preference for admission to the program for the Master of Arts in History will be given to candidates who have completed at least 18 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in history, earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.2 in history courses, and submitted a score of 150 or higher on the verbal section of the Graduate Records Examination. Should the admissions committee determine that additional items are required for review, they may require at least two letters of recommendation and a formal writing sample. Admission for candidates with fewer hours in history and/or lower GRE scores will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application requirements include:

1. The online Graduate Studies application with the non-refundable application fee;
2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate Studies office from the issuing institution(s);
3. Evidence of a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.


Exit Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, the student must perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination administered by the history department.