The Department of History at Illinois State University provides a challenging and flexible master's degree. Through our curriculum, students can explore American and European history, as well as the histories of South and Latin America, China, India, Africa, and the Middle East, as they decide what careers they might pursue or as they develop their credentials in existing careers. Student may also take courses outside the department or develop their interests through independent study work and internships that count toward their degree credits. The approximately 40 full and part-time students in our program graduate very well positioned to make use of their degrees in a variety of different ways.
At Illinois State, students find an experienced faculty who is committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our department consists of 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty, a number of part-time or shared-time faculty, three secretarial staff members, and a number of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants. The faculty itself is diverse, coming from many different backgrounds, and specializing in a wide range of geographic areas, periods, and sub-fields.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
Please note: the History Department does not require but does accept GRE scores.
|Fall (August)||January 31|
|Spring (January)||October 15|
|Spring (January)||September 15 for International students|
|Summer (May/June)||April 1|
The University provides graduate assistantships on a competitive basis as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
The History Department awards graduate assistantships based on the strength of a students' admissions application, including their undergraduate GPA, their letters of recommendation, and their writing sample. To maintain an assistantship, a student must remain in good academic standing.
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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