History: Master of Arts Degree
History Education: Master of Arts Degree
Program Overview - 2014
Department of History
Program Director: Dr. Mary Valante; 828-262-4983; Valantema@appstate.edu
Concentrations for the history program: General History; Historic Preservation; Public History; Museum Studies coming soon!
Concentration for history education program: Secondary School Teaching
Location of instruction: History: On campus; History Education: Off campus (History Education in not open at this time - see Distance Education for for more information)
The History Department's graduate program offers students advanced work in History to prepare students for employment in community, junior and technical colleges; secondary schools; museums, archives, and other public venues; business, government or further education.
- The program has both thesis and non-thesis options, with concentrations in general history, historic preservation, or public history.
- You are given the flexibility to focus on particular geographical areas and times with a general approach to historical study.
- Most assistantships are in a support role to faculty; although there are some teaching duties available to eligible students.
Required Entrance Exam: GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
Required Number of References to specify in the on-line form: 3
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission); cover letter addressing reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program and a writing sample (e.g., a research paper) (upload in one document on the Additional Information page in the on-line application); for history education program: proof of teacher licensure
2014 Deadlines for Application. (Please contact gradadmissions for information about other years.) Priority screening dates are listed in parentheses, if applicable. Applications that are not complete by the priority screening date risk denial of admission due to no seats available.
- Spring History: 11/1
- Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2 History: 3/15
- Fall History: 7/1 (3/15)
Basic Conditions for Consideration of Admission:
Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages. With special permission from the Graduate School, a program may admit a limited number of students with exceptional circumstances who do not meet the graduate school minimums.
Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).
Admission to History: Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of applications are reviewed in comparison to the current applicant pool.