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Admission Requirements

M.A. in History* (30 credits)
In most cases, candidates for admission to the M.A. in History program should meet the following admission criteria: 18 hours of undergraduate coursework in history or a related discipline, with a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, candidates must present an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (native speakers of a language other than English must submit TOEFL scores). Additional application materials include transcripts of all undergraduate coursework, two letters of recommendation, a brief personal statement (250 to 500 words), and a writing sample (preferably from an undergraduate research paper).

M.A. in History for Educators (30 credits)
In most cases, candidates for admission to the M.A. in History for Educators program should have taken 18 hours of undergraduate course work in history or a related discipline, with a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, candidates must present evidence of one of the following: 1.) a currently valid teaching certificate; 2.) an acceptable score on the Professional Knowledge section of the Praxis Test (native speakers of a language other than English must submit TOEFL scores); or 3.) an acceptable score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Additional application materials include transcripts of all undergraduate coursework, two letters of recommendation, a brief personal statement (250 to 500 words), and a writing sample (preferably from an undergraduate research paper).

M.A. in History with a Concentration in Public History (30 credits)
In most cases candidates for admission to the M.A. in History with a Concentration in Public History program should meet the following admissions criteria: 18 hours of undergraduate coursework in history or a related discipline with a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, candidates must present an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (native speakers of a language other than English must submit TOEFL scores). Additional application materials include transcripts of all undergraduate course work, two letters of recommendation, a brief personal statement (250-500 words), and a writing sample (preferably from an undergraduate research paper).

Certificate Option (12 credits)
Candidates for admission to the certificate option shouldsubmit an application and transcripts of all undergraduate coursework.

*It should be noted that the stated admissions requirements are construed as guidelines; the graduate admissions committee fully recognizes that some candidates may present either credentials or prior experiences that lie beyond the parameters described above.

All documents should be submitted to:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University – Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199

215.951.1100 / Fax 215.951.1462
grad@lasalle.edu


Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

George B. Stow, Ph.D.
Director

La Salle University
Graduate Programs in History
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1097
E-mail: gradhis@lasalle.edu


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