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History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The program’s proximity to and partnerships with the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Security Archives and the Smithsonian museums make George Washington University an ideal place to take on diverse fields of study, including early modern Europe, America since the Civil War, the international history of the Cold War, the history of colonialism and imperialism and modern East Asia. Students graduate with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a range of careers and professions.

Some History majors take related courses in political science if politics is their primary interest. Others take classes in languages to supplement their background in the cultural history of the places they study. Still others gravitate to American studies, art history, Judaic studies or Africana studies to round out their curricula.

To think critically and to write clearly, to analyze and interpret evidence, to conduct research in the most important archives and libraries in the world and to present findings in a way that impresses specialists and engages anyone with an interest in the lessons of the past.

What can I do in the History field?

The critical thinkers and superb writers turned out by the Department of History are in demand in every field. Our graduates work in banking, broadcasting, business, defense, education, finance, international development, journalism, the law, libraries, medicine, museums, national security, policy analysis, politics, publishing, think tanks and university administration.

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 Included:
  • Dean's Seminar
  • World History, 1500-Present
  • Approaches to Women's History
  • European Civilization in Its World Context
  • Introduction to American History
  • Majors Introductory Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 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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