Master of Arts in History
Western Kentucky University

Program Details

The online MA in History degree program from Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare students to teach history on the junior or senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree. The online program is a non-thesis option, and students are required to select one of the following concentration areas: 

  • Pre-Modern Europe/World (Ancient World to Early Modern Europe)
  • Modern Europe (Enlightenment to Present)
  • Non-Western World
  • Pre-Civil War United States (including Civil War)
  • Post-Civil War United States 


  • Completion of at least 18 undergraduate credit hours in history with a GPA of at least 3.0 in history courses (on a 4.0 scale)
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A GRE Verbal Reasoning section score of at least 500 (if taken before August 2011) or 153 (if taken August 2011 or after)
  • A brief (approximately 750 words) personal statement discussing why the student wishes to pursue the MA in History degree
  • A sample research paper (at least five pages long)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Western Kentucky University is currently not authorized to deliver online courses in Massachusetts.