St. Cloud State University

College of Social Sciences



St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - History.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As a student of History, you'll learn to objectively analyze the past and apply your knowledge in a variety of contexts. You will choose from courses that deal with many of the world's civilizations, nations and peoples. You will focus on teaching, researching and writing. You will choose between a Master of Art or a Master of Science depending on your career interests in the history field.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for both full- and part-time students.
  • 5-7 graduate assistantships sponsored each year.
  • Study abroad opportunities available.
  • Graduates who seek a doctorate have been accepted to Ph.D. programs throughout the country. 

Plans Offered:


  • Master of Arts in History, Plan A (Thesis): 30 credits with a final oral exam based on the thesis.
  • Master of Arts in History, Plan B (Starred Paper): 33 credits with a final oral exam based on the starred paper.
  • Master of Science in History (Teaching), Plan B (Written Comprehensive): 33 credits with a written comprehensive examination.





International Student Requirements:

In addition to submitting an application, application fee, GRE/GMAT scores if required by program, and 3 letters of recommendation, international students must also submit scores from a language admission exam and financial documentation stating that the student has $17,000 USD in support of graduate study. Qualifying language admission exams and required scores are as follows: TOEFL: 550 on the paper exam or 79 on the iBT with no subscore under 17; Michigan Placement Test: 80; IELTS: 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 344.74 resident/538.86 non-resident USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9170 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13829 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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