The master of arts in history 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
  • A writing sample of fewer than 15 pages
  • A personal statement of one to two pages explaining your reasons for seeking an M.A. in history and the aspects of the past that most interest you

Application Deadlines

Spring Priority Deadline: December 1st
Fall Priority Deadline for financial consideration: March 1st

*We are still reviewing and accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. Apply by April 17th.

Please note: 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.

Fellowships and Scholarships

This program offers several types of fellowship and scholarship support. 

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.

Graduate Faculty

Visit the History Graduate Faculty Listing.

Contact the Department

Dr. Andrew Shankman
(856) 225-6477
427-429 Cooper St, Rm 209

Program Website

Visit the Department of History website.