Master of Arts in History

The University of Northern Iowa offers an accelerated 4 + 1 Master of Arts in History and a two-year Master of Arts in History program. Both programs prepare students for a variety of history-related careers in the public and private sectors, teaching at the community college level, or further graduate study.

Our 4 + 1 program allows UNI students to take graduate-level courses during their senior year, earning a BA in 4 years and completing the MA with 1 additional year. The accelerated degree option is a faster, more affordable route to the benefits of graduate education. 

Our 4 + 1 MA and traditional 2 year MA have a thesis option and a portfolio (non-thesis) exit option. 

 

**We are not currently accepting applications during the 2023-2024 academic year. Please watch for more information as we launch a revitalized, online-only program starting Fall 2025.

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Accelerated MA Program

An opportunity for exceptional students to take the lead, gain advanced knowledge and experience, as well as achieve their MA goals a year ahead of their peers.

Focused Support

Department offers ample internship and graduate assistant opportunities for funding and professional training.

Most Established

UNI built one of the first public history programs in the state of Iowa. Our experience connects students with established professionals in the field. 

Why UNI?

Experience + Support

The Department of History offers several full and half assistantships each semester. 

Qualifications:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student in the History MA program
  • Enrolled in 9 graduate-level credit hours
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours. 
Grad student teaching

Here to Help

Graduate College Tuition Scholarships are available to qualified students who are working towards a graduate degree at the university and covers the cost of their tuition.

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Experience + Support

The Department of History offers several full and half assistantships each semester. 

Qualifications:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student in the History MA program
  • Enrolled in 9 graduate-level credit hours
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours. 
Grad student teaching

Here to Help

Graduate College Tuition Scholarships are available to qualified students who are working towards a graduate degree at the university and covers the cost of their tuition.

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Want to learn more?

Contact us directly at:

Department of History
1227 W 27th Street
319 Seerley Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
319-273-2097