Graduate Admissions Graduate Studies

General information for graduate students The Master of Arts program in History at the University of Louisville provides a flexible yet traditional program with rigorous standards. The breadth and reach of our faculty encourage a worldwide vision of history. Students may obtain their degree through the thesis or exam option. For further questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Daniel Krebs, Director of Graduate Studies, at daniel.krebs@louisville.edu or (502) 852-4368.

Graduate Studies

The Master of Arts program in History at the University of Louisville provides a flexible yet traditional program with rigorous standards. The breadth and reach of our faculty encourage a worldwide vision of history. Students may obtain their degree through the thesis or exam option. For further questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Daniel Krebs, Director of Graduate Studies, at daniel.krebs@louisville.edu or (502) 852-4368.

Admissions

 

Application Process and Requirements

Applicants with the following credentials are eligible to be considered for unconditional admission to the Master's Program in History:

  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 21 credit hours in history with a minimum GPA 3.0
  • a combined score of at least 300  on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
  • at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's academic and/or professional capabilities and potential
  • a statement of purpose, not to exceed 500 words, which describes in reasonably specific terms, your academic and career objectives and how they can be advanced through graduate work in our program. The statement should also indicate your intended area(s) of interest, your preparation for this field of study, and, if possible, the departmental faculty with whom you wish to study.

To apply, submit the above-listed credentials to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies with an application form and payment of a $60 processing fee. The application and credentials will then be forwarded to the History Department for review by the Director of Graduate Studies. The online application is available at: http://graduate.louisville.edu/apply.

 

Deadlines

  • Applications for Fall 2014: February 14 *
  • Applications for Spring 2015: December 1

* February 14 is the deadline for all students who want to be considered for available fellowships, assistantships, and internships (see below under III.). Students who do not intend to apply for these funding sources may submit their applications until May 15

Transfer of Credits

Students may be allowed to transfer up to 6 hours from outside the University. Up to six additional transfer hours may be requested under certain exceptional circumstances. All credit transfer requests must be approved and supported by the Director of Graduate Studies and the History Department Chair. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.