History AB/History MA

The University of Georgia program in History offers terminal M.A. degrees in American and European history; individualized programs in other geographical areas are also available. Masters degrees in History can lead to jobs in secondary teaching, technology, the public sector, business, publishing, government, the State Department, or higher education administration. MA students at UGA who wish to pursue doctoral degrees also regularly gain admission to other fine programs in History, Historic Preservation, and other disciplines. Other Ph.D. programs that have recently admitted our MA graduates include Princeton, Rutgers, UC-Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Indiana, Michigan, UNC-Chapel Hill, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

Admission to Program

Students entering the pathway to the dual degree program will need to discuss their options in their second or third years with undergraduate and graduate advisors. Prior to entering the Double Dawgs program, any student seeking to enroll in a graduate course will need the approval of the graduate advisor and the graduate coordinator.

After a student has 60-90 hours in the A.B. program, they will be able to apply to the dual degree program.

A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

Students will apply and be admitted to the Double Dawgs program in year 3.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

- HIST 6000-level course (3 hours)
- HIST 7900 Theory and Method (3 hours)
- HIST 8000-level graduate seminar (3 hours) may be approved to fulfill the AB HIST 4990 senior seminar requirement if approved by the graduate coordinator and course instructor
- HIST 8000-level colloquium (3 hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The undergraduate foreign language requirement for history majors may fulfill the history graduate research skills requirement if the language is approved as appropriate for the student's area of graduate research.

All undergraduate requirements including 4 overlapping courses should be completed in 4 years or less. Upon graduation with the bachelor's in history, the remaining graduate level courses may be completed. The master's program in history is thesis-only, and the final semester of the program will require the majority of hours to be spent on the thesis prospectus and the final Master's thesis.

Admission to Graduate Program

We admit M.A. students for fall semester only of each year. All students who apply may not be admitted. Students who apply to graduate school should be committed to a highly focused, in depth program of study.

Students must apply to the graduate program following the same procedures as any graduate applicant. The deadline for the receipt of all admission materials is December 1 of any given year. Admission requirements include a personal statement, a writing sample, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. The entire application process is on-line, and applicants will be given information on how to submit these items when they submit the formal application to the graduate school. Letters of recommendation are part of the graduate school's on-line application process, and should not be submitted separately. Please see our requirements on the history department graduate program web pages www.history.uga.edu.

By the end of their fourth year (4th), Double Dawgs must have completed undergraduate course requirements including the HIST 4990 senior seminar or approved graduate seminar. In addition, students must have completed all undergraduate major degree requirements and met regularly with undergraduate and graduate advisors to discuss academic progress and the program of study. Students should also have applied and been accepted into the graduate program to continue.

Admission to Graduate Program - Application to the Graduate School is required.
For detailed information, please see the Graduate School Admissions Requirements on their website.

1. Online Graduate School Application and fee ($75 domestic / $100 international)
2. One unofficial transcript from each institution of higher education attended, except the University of Georgia. University of Georgia transcripts are on file. You may upload transcripts through the application portal or mail them directly to the UGA Graduate School.
3. Official GRE general test score report. The UGA institutional code for ETS reporting is 5813. No departmental code is required.
4. International applicants please see additional requirements.

Send these materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
The University of Georgia Graduate School
Terrell Hall
210 South Jackson Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
Fax: (706) 425-3095

Program Advisor

  • Name: Laurie Kane
  • Email: history@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2053
  • Address: 211 LeConte Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: History A.B.
  • Department/College: History

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jessica Couch
  • Email: couchj@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-583-8180
  • Address: 126 LeConte Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Laurie Kane
  • Email: history@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2053
  • Address: 211 LeConte Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: History M.A.
  • Department/College: History

Advising Contact

  • Name: Laurie Kane
  • Email: history@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2053
  • Address: 211 LeConte Hall