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Graduate Program in History
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Richard Bowler, Ph. D.
Professor and acting Director
Graduate Program in History
(410) 546-6003

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The History Department’s M.A. program equips students with the critical thinking and research skills necessary for undertaking serious reflection on the human condition, thereby preparing them to succeed in challenging academic and professional environments. Small classes offer individualized attention and faculty support. Seminar courses in the evenings provide teachers and other nontraditional students with an excellent opportunity for continuing education and career development.

The M.A. program in history enjoys a diversity of faculty expertise, which enables it to offer areas of concentration in U.S., European and world history, and it is especially strong in the study of the Delmarva region, drawing upon the rich resources of the Lower Shore community and Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. With its emphasis on research, reading and writing, the M.A. program in history not only activates in its students the intellectual dispositions crucial for professional advancement, but it also promises to foster in them a lifelong love of learning and appreciation for global diversity.

  • Undergraduate degree in History or allied field
  • 15 credit hours of upper-division coursework
  • Grade point average of no less than 3.0 (B)
  • Course on historical methodology (HIST 330) [May be taken upon admission]
Admission Deadlines: Fall:      April 15th
Spring:  October 15th

GRE General Test (Institutional Code: 5403)

The GRE General Test is optional

Required Recommendations: Three (3) letters of recommendation.
Academic Records: Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. If transcripts are in a language other than English, a translation must be provided.
Statement of Purpose: Provide a statement (500 to 1,000 words, 1-2 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, name on each page) that describes why you intend to undertake graduate study in History at Salisbury University. Include how the study will advance your career goals.
Additional Requirements: * Writing Sample (Scholarly Paper)
* Minimum GPA of 3.0.
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
Program Checklist


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