48 months
24386 USD/year
24386 USD/year
7460 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The History major at James Madison University blends core requirements with great choice permitting students to pursue particular interests while developing a broad understanding of the historic past.  


About this Degree

The study of History emphasizes critical, applicable skills in reading, writing and reasoning to prepare students for careers in law, business and management, research, public service, and education. Our curriculum encourages students to explore various regions and eras through course work in the history studio, digital history projects and the study of artifacts, and provides opportunities for internship experiences and study abroad.

Explore the past to discover more about the world, your community and even yourself.

The History major at James Madison University offers students an opportunity for independent research and to present their findings at regional or national conferences. History prepares students for a broad range of challenging careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • History Seminar 
  • American Business History 
  • Maps, Money, Manufacture and Trade 
  • A History of International Development in the Twentieth Century 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.25 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 77-79% or a 'C+' average
  • Diploma or certification of graduation from High School in your home country
  • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music and studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12193 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    24386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12193 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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