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Graduate School

Master of Arts in History

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum combined score of 900 (converted) on the GRE 

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 

Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA x GRE)
For Spring 2016
apply by
November 30, 2015

For Fall 2016
apply by
May 30, 2016
For Spring 2016
apply by
November 30, 2015

For Fall 2016
apply by
May 30, 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

What subject areas can I study?
The history department offers specializations in United States, military, and European history.

Do I have to write a thesis?
The thesis option is not required, and is unavailable for students in the online program.  Upon successful completion of graduate coursework, students who are not required to complete a thesis, must successfully pass written and oral comprehensive exams. 

What happens if I apply after the deadline?
Applications received after the deadline has passed may be reviewed depending on the number of applicants accepted. We encourage you to apply before the published deadline so your application may be given full consideration.

Are there graduate assistantships available?
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Contact us if you are interested in applying! Graduate assistantships are not available for students in the online program.

When will decisions be made regarding program admission?
Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the program is full. Once a complete application has been made (including all transcripts and test scores), applicants will usually be notified of a decision within four weeks. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the links below for catalog information specific to each program.

History (Online), M.A. 
History, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Monica Bontty
Graduate Coordinator, History
College of Arts, Education and Sciences
Brown Hall 228