What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in 5 years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in fall, spring or summer semester.

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History, B.A./M.A.

Undergraduate Director
Robin Conner
404-413-5174
rconner@gsu.edu

The Department of History offers a B.A./M.A. program that allows students to save time and tuition money by earning both degrees in as little as five years. This dual degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Historians study various aspects of humanity’s recorded past. Some explore the rise and fall of empires, while others describe the everyday lives of men and women. They are interested in every period of the past and all parts of the world.

Historians seek to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas that have shaped the way people perceive and experience their worlds. History can teach us many lessons, not simply about our past but also about the paradoxes and potentials of our present.

At the bachelor’s degree level, History students can choose from several options:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History — The broadest option.
  • World History Concentration — An in-depth look at world history and culture
  • Pre-Education Track — This track prepares aspiring teachers to enter any master’s-level certification program.
  • Pre-Law Concentration — This option prepares students for law school or J.D.-Ph.D. programs.

The M.A. in History at Georgia State prepares students for a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the academy. Students develop deep expertise in the historical literature of their chosen field of study, learn to employ a diverse array of theories and methodologies, including cutting-edge digital technologies for researching and disseminating scholarship and master the communication skills necessary to thrive in today’s job market.

Cohorts of 10-12 master’s level students begin each fall semester and students receive individual attention and work together through the year.

Program Details

Incoming bachelor’s students will apply through Undergraduate Admissions. After acceptance to Georgia State, students interested in a dual-degree program should discuss the requirements for eligibility with the dual-degree program coordinator at the start of their sophomore year.

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

Learn more about transferring to Georgia State.


Dual-Degree Program Eligibility

The Dual B.A./M.A. Program in History is available to undergraduate majors who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students may apply at any time once they have taken between 30-80 credit hours.

Email CASDualDegree@gsu.edu to discuss eligibility with the coordinator of the dual-degree program, Ms. Rene Mondy. If eligible, you'll be provided the dual-degree program electronic application to fill out. Decisions are typically emailed within 10 business days.

Students accepted into dual undergraduate/graduate programs must work with the program graduate director each term to develop a plan for taking graduate courses during their senior year (or earlier for specific programs) while still completing their final semesters of bachelor’s work.

Acceptance into the dual-degree program does not constitute admission to the graduate degree program. Admission to the graduate program occurs in the senior year of undergraduate study and is contingent upon 1) successful completion of the bachelor’s degree, 2) performance in the graduate-level courses taken during the bachelor’s degree, and 3) meeting the other admission requirements of the specific program.

Dual Degree enrollment provides a range of benefits including the waiving of the GRE requirement and a graduate admission application fee when applying to the graduate program. Learn more about our dual degree program .

Students accepted into dual undergraduate/graduate programs must work with the program graduate director each term to develop a plan for taking graduate courses during their senior year (or earlier for specific programs). Click here to learn about the graduate course approval process.

  • Students completing graduate coursework while an undergraduate will pay the undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Dual-degree students accepted into the M.A. program may receive Graduate Assistantships which come with tuition waivers for graduate program enrollment.
  • The M.A. application fee is waived.
  • Up to 12 credit hours can count toward completion of both the B.A. and M.A. degrees in history (double credits).

For general tuition information, Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Students who complete the B.A./M.A. program in History will learn to:

  • Identify and analyze a wide variety of primary sources, from traditional archival resources to oral histories, sound recordings, material culture and visual art
  • Connect their historical research to pressing contemporary concerns and articulate its broader importance
  • Master technologies such as digital mapping and web design to present historical findings
  • Communicate their research effectively as writers and public speakers

How to Register for Graduate Courses for Dual-Degree Program Students

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your graduation plans and to review your remaining degree requirements. Click here for information about how to make an appointment with them.
  • Meet with your dual degree faculty coordinator or his/her designee to discuss your progression in the dual degree program and graduate course enrollment options. View available course offerings.
  • If you plan to take a graduate course in the next upcoming term, fill out the Graduate Course Approval Form and email it to Rene Mondy.
  • Register for the graduate course once you receive an email confirming your authorization. Review your academic evaluation to see where the graduate course counts. If you have questions about where your graduate course is counting on your academic evaluation, email your concerns to Rene Mondy.

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Careers

The History Department at Georgia State is at the forefront of the movement for career diversity, winning multiple grants to develop new curricula and professional development opportunities that show how historians contribute to a wide range of fields, from nonprofits and government to the private sector.

Our M.A. graduates go on to win admission and funding at a variety of distinguished programs, while others go directly into careers in fields such as education, museums, tech and historic preservation.

Contacts

Undergraduate Director
Robin Conner
404-413-5174
rconner@gsu.edu

Graduate Director
Greg Moore
gmoore19@gsu.edu
404-413-5580

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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