Be part of history

Get a combined BA/MA in History at Binghamton University

Study with renowned and award-winning scholar teachers, professors whom you know and who know you

Why take this approach?

  • Combine a Bachelor of Arts with a Master of Arts in history
  • Reduce the time to complete both degrees from 6 to 5 years
  • Take graduate-level courses that satisfy graduate and undergraduate degree requirements
  • An Excellent Foundation for Applying to top doctoral programs in history or careers in journalism, public service, historical parks, museums, etc.

More than just a degree!

Our students develop skills that prepare them for occupations that require research, analysis, organization, and reporting. Specific skills include planning and prioritizing work, making persuasive arguments that influence others, processing information, decision making and problem solving, and verbally communicating ideas.

Choose between Major fields

United States, Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and the Ottoman Empire

Thematic areas include

Women, gender, and sexuality; imperialism and colonialism; environmental history; science, technology and medicine, etc.

Typical Progress by Semester

 1     2     3     4     5

16 credit hrs

Gen Ed/WRIT 111

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Undergrad elective

 

16 credit hrs

HIST 2xx

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Undergrad elective

 

16 credit hrs

HIST 2xx

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

 

16 credit hrs

HIST 2xx

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

Gen Ed/Harpur Req

 

16 credit hrs

HIST 310

HIST 3xx

Undergrad elective

Undergrad elective

                 
 6     7     8     9     10 

16 credit hrs

HIST 3xx

HIST 4xx

Undergrad elective

Undergrad elective

 

14 credit hrs

HIST 3xx

HIST 3xx

HIST 4xx

Undergrad elective

 

16 credit hrs

Grad HIST 5xx

Grad HIST 5xx

Undergrad elective

Undergrad elective

 

12 credit hrs

Grad HIST 592

Historiography

Grad HIST 5xx

Grad HIST 600

Research Seminar

 

12 credit hrs

Grad HIST 5xx

Grad HIST 5xx

Grad HIST 5xx

MA Exam (May)

 Total Credits: 150

Application & Admissions

  • Students initially consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in History
  • Students apply to the History graduate program before applying to Graduate School
  • 8 of 32 credit hours towards the MA will be billed at the rate for undergraduate credits
  • It is best for applications to be submitted by April 15 of a student’s junior year

Last Updated: 8/12/16