The master of arts program features offerings in four tracks: American history, public history, legal history, and global history. The program is designed for those interested in career advancement and in building their historical understanding as well as their writing and research skills. Our graduates work in educational institutions, museums, archives, and other public institutions, and in fields such as secondary and college education. The program provides exceptional preparation for those seeking to enter a Ph.D. program.

Students may attend full-time or part-time. With the director’s approval, graduate students may take courses in other Rutgers University–Camden M.A. programs and in the Rutgers-Camden School of Law to fulfill degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • A transcript showing the completion of an undergraduate degree with a B average in your previous academic work with evidence of distinction in your work in history
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (required of full-time students only)
  • A writing sample of fewer than 15 pages

Admission Deadlines:
Fall Priority Deadline: March 1st
Spring Priority Deadline: November 1st

The History Department has a variety of full and partial funding packages.  To be considered for all funding opportunities, applicants should submit all application materials by January 1.

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Fellowships and Scholarships

Our program offers several types of fellowship and scholarship support. Visit our website for more information.

Degree Requirements

30 total credits

  • Each graduate history track has both required and elective courses. Requirements are detailed on the program website.
  • All students must pass a one-hour oral capstone examination.