Master of Arts in History
The Department of History & Philosophy at Austin Peay offers a Master of Arts in History. The History program offers an online and on-campus option.
The Master of Arts in History is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any field. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis track, with all students completing 36 hours of coursework. Students who choose to write a thesis will complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) and earn the remaining six credit hours through HIST 5024, Thesis Research.
A M.A. in History presents an incredible diversity of paths, including teaching or doctoral studies and careers in federal and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and museums.
The History program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits for all terms.
Required Application Materials
• Application for admission
• $45 application fee
• Official transcripts from all colleges attended
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official GRE scores (Verbal: 143; Quantitative: 140; Writing: 4.0)
• 1500 word writing sample
• Personal statement
• Military documents, if applicable
• Admission decision by department
The Military History program offers online and on campus options, with an optional graduate Certificate in Security Studies. The program admits for spring, summer, and fall terms through the APSU main campus. Only complete admission files will be referred to the department. All admission decisions are made by the Department of History & Philosophy. To be admitted, applicants should meet the following admission requirements:
• Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75;
• Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution;
• Minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Verbal-143, Quantitative-140, and Analytical Writing-4.0; and
• Receipt of admission decision from the Department of History & Philosophy Master’s selection committee.
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.
Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.