The graduate History program includes about 80-90 students and 23 faculty. Most students concentrate in U.S. history or Appalachian history, but students may choose to work in other areas supported by the faculty, especially European, African and Latin American history. There is a special M.A. program in Public History.
Courses are designed to prepare students in historiography, research methods, and interpretation. Students can select concentrations leading to preparation for careers in teaching and scholarship and as specialists for various branches of government, business, and public service. Students in the program are normally expected to pursue the degrees of Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Writing Sample
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityFebruary 1 - to be eligible for funding
Fall DeadlineApril 1 without funding
Admissions RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Writing Sample
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Learn more about recent graduate placements. http://history.wvu.edu/graduate/graduate-placements