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Master of Arts in History

The Department of History & Philosophy at Austin Peay offers a Master of Arts in History.   The History program offers an online and on-campus option.

The Master of Arts in History is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any field. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis track, with all students completing 36 hours of coursework. Students who choose to write a thesis will complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) and earn the remaining six credit hours through HIST 5024, Thesis Research.  

A M.A. in History presents an incredible diversity of paths, including teaching or doctoral studies and careers in federal and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and museums.

The History program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits for all terms.

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Kevin Tanner
Department of History and Philosophy website

Admission Requirements

Required Application Materials

Admission Requirements

The Military History program offers online and on campus options, with an optional graduate Certificate in Security Studies. The program admits for spring, summer, and fall terms through the APSU main campus. Only complete admission files will be referred to the department. All admission decisions are made by the Department of History & Philosophy. To be admitted, applicants should meet the following admission requirements:

International Admission Requirements

To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.

Admission Status

Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.