Take your passion for history a step further and get a master’s degree.
Our graduate program gives you the opportunity to explore your favorite topics extensively. You can choose between a thesis option or a field of study option, both offering freedom to study what you’re most interested in. At Illinois State, we provide a challenging program that is flexible and diverse to fit your needs. In addition to some basic requirements, you are given the option to choose the courses that intrigue you the most.
You can make use of your degree in a variety of ways, whether you’re going into education, law, or public history. After completing our program, you’ll have the tools to take your career of choice to the next level.
Mastering in history helps advance your educational and professional development. Our faculty is known for specializing in a wide range of backgrounds, geographic areas, periods and sub-fields of history. While you explore various historical topics that interest you, you can also take courses outside of the history department to help develop your own unique credentials.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have an undergraduate degree in History or a related field. Your undergraduate cumulative GPA needs to be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher.
Submit a personal a personal statement that includes:
Length: 250-500 words
Include a brief resume with your application.
Submit a sample of your writing, such as a research paper.
Length: 10-20 pages
Submit names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation. References should be familiar with your academic work.
International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 94 iBT or IELTS score of at least 7.0 band.
Our department does not require but does accept GRE scores. Use institutional code 1319 if you want to submit your GRE scores to Illinois State.
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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 contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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