The M.A. in History offers two specializations. The first is the traditional history degree with the option of completing either a thesis or research paper. The Public History Specialization trains students in the various aspects of public (applied) history and requires completion of an internship.
Students in the master's program may also earn a certificate in Historic Preservation. The certificate program in historic preservation requires the completion of 18 sh at the master's level. It is geared towards individuals interested in acquiring a general focus in the field of historic preservation and current practitioners in the field who wish to add a historic preservation certification to their academic or professional credentials. Contact the department for information concerning the certificate.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the UWF graduate catalog, the applicant must meet the minimum departmental admission requirements for regular admission.
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
• Submission of official GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 151 and Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5 or equivalent GRE percentile performance under the old testing platform; OR Official MAT scaled score of at least 415
• Submission of letter of intent
• Submission of writing sample (undergraduate research paper preferred)
• Oral interview, if deemed appropriate
• Minimum of 15 semester hours of upper division history courses
Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.