The Hunter College History Department
offers graduate study in a wide variety of fields
and related areas of professional preparation.
A favorable faculty-student ratio provides a congenial
intellectual climate, encouraging individually
designed programs within a coherent curricular
framework. The department makes special efforts
to encourage women and members of minority groups
to undertake graduate study.
Prospective students must apply to the Office
of Graduate Admissions, room 203, North Building,
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY
10065. They must fill out the required forms as
well as provide a transcript of previous academic
work and two letters of recommendation. In general,
the History Department requires 18 undergraduate
credits in history as a minimum for admission to the master's
The Graduate Record Examination is required for
matriculation. However, while matriculation is
pending they can take as many as 9 credits of
graduate courses (which, if grades of B or better
are received, can later be transferred) as non-matriculants.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE
Once matriculated, students have four years in
which to finish the work for the master's degree.
They must complete an approved program of study
totalling 30 credits, including at least 6 credits
in a field of history other than their field of
concentration; and a thesis seminar. Students
are allowed to take a maximum of 9 credits of
graduate courses in other departments or colleges,
provided they have the approval of the graduate
advisor. Students may not take more than two tutorials.
In addition to course and seminar work, students
are required to pass a written examination in
any language approved by the graduate advisor..
SPRING 2013 EXAMS
The TEP exam will be given on Saturday, April 13 from at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The foreign language exams will be given on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Both exams will be given in the history conference room on the 15th floor (HW).
After completion of all other requirements,
students must present a satisfactory master's
essay, or thesis, written under the supervision
of a member of the history faculty and a second
Students wishing to take a leave of absence
must obtain approval of the graduate advisor and
must maintain matriculation in order to take examinations
or complete their thesis.
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Please consult the following links for detailed information:
Bursar's Office; Tuition Only Table; Financial Aid Office
For more information contact: Prof. Jonathan Rosenberg,
Graduate Advisor, Department of History, Hunter
College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065;
(212) 772-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.