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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Program

You will have the opportunity to study any region of the world, to understand how time and culture shape human experience, and to examine how our own world is shaped by the past. You will study with some of Georgetown’s most dedicated professors and be exposed to a broad range of analytical techniques and of reading and writing assignments. Georgetown’s History students graduate with the best of what a liberal arts education has to offer: the skills necessary for most professions, the engaged and critical frame of mind that prepares for active and empathetic citizenship, and the spirit of curiosity that leads to lifelong learning.

The History major from Georgetown University combines rigor and flexibility, allowing students both to learn about the past in structured ways and to choose and define their specific areas of interest. Georgetown undergraduates who choose to major in history will benefit from the Department’s thoughtfully structured program and have access to a variety of courses on many and diverse world regions, time periods, and topics and themes. They will also improve their critical reading, writing, and analytical abilities and develop strong research skills, as well as grow as active and empathetic citizens of an ever more challenging and diverse world.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The City in World History
  • Atlantic World
  • Pacific World
  • The Islamic World
  • History of China I
  • History of Japan I
  • Science and Religion in the West: Historical Perspectives
  • The Present and the Past
  • Medieval and early Renaissance Italy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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