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History, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Arkansas City, KS, United States
In a sense, history is all people have. The future has yet to exist and the present slips away moment by moment. When a person asks you how your day was, he or she is asking a question about history. When you think about how well you did on an examination, you are thinking about history.
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Your thoughts about the future are based on what you have learned from the past. Newspapers and newscasts tell us about recent history. History includes everything that has been thought, said, and done up until the present moment. History encompasses business, law, medicine, psychology, art, politics, theological study, and the development of modern media.

What Good is a History Degree?

In a competitive marketplace, employers seek a few hard-to-find skills. They want employees who can communicate well in written and spoken form. They want employees who are trustworthy and reliable. They want employees who have good judgment and can solve problems. They want employees who understand what is going on in their world. In other words, they want employees who are educated.

When directed by professors who care about students and learning, the study of history helps young people develop these important skills. It gives them an opportunity to both study other people's writing and develop their own writing skills, improving their talent as they gain experience. Students of history can see what kind of things have made life better for people and what kind of things have not. This understanding sharpens their ability to make moral, political, personal, and theological choices. Current news makes sense to history students because they can place events in their historical contexts. And since history includes everything that has happened in the past, students can bring their own interests to it.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Western Civilization
  • United States History to 1865
  • United States History since 1865
  • Study of History
  • Seminar in History
  • History of the Christian Church
  • Great Books in Context
  • Twentieth Century World History
  • Middle Ages
  • Poverty and Welfare in American History

English Language Requirements

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 20 ACT, 1020 SAT or 66 CLT

We do not use a superscore (taking the best scores if students take the ACT or SAT multiple times) for acceptance. However, once accepted, we do use a superscore for academic scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arkansas City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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