George Mason University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences



Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of History provides graduate training in historical methods and analysis for students with widelyvarying goals.
  • Track I. Predoctoral or Predoctoral with Cultural History Emphasis - This track is for students planning to continue into doctoral studies.
  • Track II. Applied History - This track is for students seeking expertise in such applied history fields as archival management, museum studies, historic preservation, and historical editing. It is also suitable for professionally employed historians who desire to further their careers.
  • Track III. Enrichment - This track is for students who want to study history for intellectual self-fulfillment or for vocational reasons. It allows more flexibility in the selection of courses and does not require a foreign language.
  • Track IV. Teaching - This track in intended for students already licensed for teaching, or seeking licensure.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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