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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The History program offered by the Mercyhurst University will equip you with the abilities to conduct thorough research; to analyze and weigh facts; and to produce sound and eloquent conclusions both orally and in writing.

Through courses that extend chronologically and thematically from the ancient world to contemporary societiesand cultures, Mercyhurst History majors acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills that cultivate their development as informed, engaged, and thoughtful citizens. Our graduates are prepared to pursue successful careers as teachers, researchers, writers and journalists, attorneys, non-profit or public service professionals, historians in both the public and private sectors, among many other career tracks. 

To advance this mission, the curriculum of the Mercyhurst History Department emphasizes thorough and ongoing study of primary sources and the secondary source interpretations of a wide range of scholars. Through extensive writing and discussion opportunities in virtually every course, students are challenged to The Value of Material Evidence. Students will demonstrate essential knowledge of material culture scholarship, and be able to identify and classify artifacts and landscapes according to their thematic, physical, geographical, and chronological contexts, and to communicate knowledge and assessments effectively both through oral presentation and through written analysis.

Career Opportunities

History majors leave Mercyhurst ready to pursue a wide-range of career paths in teaching, research, journalism, law, public service, or public history, among many others. Whatever career you pursue post-graduation, a Mercyhurst history degree will prepare you for the challenges of today’s job market. Students without a concrete career goal in mind are guided to their passions through interactions with dedicated faculty, internships, service opportunities and the Senior Capstone experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Mercyhurst accepts students on a rolling basis, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner we can get you your admissions decision. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • US History To 1865 
  • US History Since 1865
  • Colonial America
  • Revolutionary America
  • Early Republican America
  • Pennsylvania History
  • American Indian History
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

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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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Online application.
  • If your records are written in a language other than English, translation of the documents into English and a statement attesting to the accuracy of the translations must be submitted (notarized).
  • If English is not your first language, your scores on the TOEFL and/or IELTS must be submitted. Applicants for admission must present a TOEFL score of no less than 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, and 79-80 on the Internet-based test. Applicants for admission must present a IELTS score of no less than 6.5.
  • Original test score results of the ACT or SAT (if available).
  • You must submit proof of health insurance coverage.
  • A photocopy of your passport photograph page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17025 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17025 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Erie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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