Twin Cities Campus
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of History, 1110 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-5840; fax: 612-624-7096)
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Areas of concentration include Africa; ancient history; East and South Asia; late antiquity and the middle ages; medieval, early modern, and modern Europe; the early modern world; Middle East; Latin America; and the United States and its colonial background. Scholarly resources include Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Medieval Studies, Immigration History Research Center, Minnesota Population Center, Modern Greek Studies, Center for Early Modern History, Institute for Advanced Study, and Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World.
Prerequisites for Admission
About half of incoming students have master's degrees.
Special Application Requirements:
The average GPA of incoming students is approximately A-/B+, with more weight placed on history classes, where students are expected to have earned mostly A or A- grades.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
30 credits are required in the major.
12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Language Requirement: Varies by area of concentration (see below).
A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Reading proficiency in one language other than English is required. Some areas of concentration may require more than one. The language requirement is required before admission to the preliminary oral examination. In some cases, competence in quantitative methods may replace one of the foreign languages. Courses used to satisfy MA requirements can be counted in these totals.
First Year Requirement
HIST 8015 - Scope and Methods of Historical Studies (3.0 cr)
Take 21 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 5xxx
· HIST 8xxx
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
Courses are chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.
· HIST 5xxx
Take 12 course credits outside the major.
Take 24 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
|Credits:||3.0 [max 3.0]|
|Grading Basis:||A-F or Aud|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall|
|Credits:||1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]|
|Grading Basis:||No Grade|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall, Spring & Summer|