History (M.A.) and (M.S.)

The Graduate Program in History at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides a foundation for advanced study and professional development that prepares individuals on careers in teaching, law, journalism, public service, museums, and business.

Program Highlights

  • Students in the graduate program pursue original research and regularly present their work at professional meetings.
  • The Master of Arts in History is intended for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • A two to three-page personal statement clearly outlining your interest and purpose for seeking a master’s degree in history.
  • A writing sample consisting of a substantial paper 10-30 pages long, preferably submitted for an upper-division History class.
  • Two letters of recommendation that clearly address your academic abilities and prospects for success in the Minnesota State Mankato History program.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Lori Ann Lahlum
lori.lahlum@mnsu.edu
507-389-6334

History Website