History

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in history is designed for students interested in extending their undergraduate knowledge of historical issues, who wish to prepare for jobs in historically related fields or who are interested in teaching at the secondary or community college levels.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in History

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Asian History
  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • Early Modern European History
  • Modern European History (including British)
  • Russian and Eastern European History
  • Latin American History
  • African History
  • United States History
  • Global History
  • Public History

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Additional Application Materials: Writing Sample

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration. Please visit the department program page for more information on the application process.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall March 1 March 1 January 15 January 15
Spring October 1 November 1
Summer June 1

Contact Us

Department of History
Zulauf Hall 715
Program website
history@niu.edu
815-753-0131

Director of Graduate Studies 
Andy Bruno 
abruno2@niu.edu
815-753-0131

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