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History, MA: Admission Requirements

Students in a History class

Students seeking admission to the IUP master’s degree in History program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) if the bachelor’s degree was earned more than five years ago.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale) if the bachelor’s degree was earned five or fewer years ago.
  • Have a minimum GRE test scores of 456 for verbal and 590 for the quantitative tests.

Applicants who do not meet the undergraduate GPA criteria must submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 395.

Additional requirements for international students:

  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended, including institutions from which a degree was not earned.
  • Goal statement essay.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Submit letters via e-mail to E-mailed letters must come directly from the recommender. Letters may also be submitted via postal mail. They must be on company letterhead and signed by the recommender. Please ask recommenders to include your full name (first name, middle initial, and last name) and the program to which you are applying.

Meet the Program Coordinator

Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne
Keith Hall, Room 214
Phone: 724-357-2436

  • History Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 203
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2284
  • Fax: 724-357-6478
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.