The history graduate program leads to the Master of Arts degree and features course offerings in three tracks: American History, Public History, and Legal History. A global history track will be inaugurated shortly.
The program is designed for students who wish to build their historical understanding either to augment skills in teaching or in public history institutions or to secure such positions. It will also prepare graduates for doctoral-level studies in American history and welcomes individuals fascinated by America’s past who wish to deepen their appreciation of its many aspects.
Course offerings and rotations are scheduled in order to accommodate students whose work, family, or financial obligations limit the hours when they can attend or the number of courses they can take each term. All classes meet once weekly, in the early evening.
Suggestions for applying
The History M.A. program has rolling admissions; students can apply to begin in either the fall or spring semester. There is no firm deadline for admissions and the department will consider all complete applications that arrive prior to the start of classes. If applicants wish to be considered for fellowship money, they are strongly encouraged to apply to begin their studies in the fall semester and to have their applications completed no later than February prior to the start of fall semester classes. Applications submitted later than that might arrive after decisions about fellowship money have been made.
The Graduate Program in History offers eight courses each academic year, plus occasional courses during Rutgers Summer Sessions. Three courses per term constitute a full-time load. Students may choose to attend part-time. Applicants with prior graduate coursework in history may request a transcript evaluation for transfer credit. With the director’s approval, graduate students may take courses in other Rutgers-Camden’s MA programs and in the Rutgers Camden Law School to fulfill degree requirements. Admission and degree requirements can be found using the links on http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate-program/. Information about on-going events, current students and alumni can be found on our blog.
For more information about the history graduate program, send an e-mail request to ude.sregtur.nedmacnull@namknahS