The Graduate School minimum requirements for regular admission to the University is a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). Applicants to History graduate programs are recommended to have a GPA of around 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. While the M.A. Maritime Studies program is part of the Department of History, many of our students enter with degrees in other disciplines including Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, English, and Business.

Applications may be obtained from the Graduate School. A completed application consists of:

Application deadline for MA Maritime Studies if seeking funding support through a graduate assistantship for fall semester is February 1. Applications accepted after February 1 may not be considered for funding through graduate assistantships. Applications will not be considered for the fall after May 15. Campus visits are encouraged for all applicants. Maritime Studies only has one intake in fall.

*As of summer 2020, applicants to the MA in Maritime Studies do not need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  This was applied to applicants seeking admission into our fall 2021 intake, and is our policy until further notice.

**For further information on History graduate programs, please visit the Graduate Information page.

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