48 months
43710 USD/year
43710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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History from Oglethorpe University guides itself after William Faulkner words: "History is not was, it is.".


History from Oglethorpe University's students don’t just absorb knowledge of historical figures and events, or memorize names and dates. They go further, much further: analyzing historical moments for their greater significance; exploring their connections to past, present, and future; challenging dominant narratives; uncovering hidden causes and implications.

In other words, Oglethorpe students encounter history not as an ossified record of the past, but as an ever-evolving inquiry into a story that is still shaping us today.

Small, discussion-driven classes – and a focus on written and oral presentation – teach students how to effectively articulate and support their ideas. Overall, the curriculum emphasizes skilled research, strong critical thinking skills, and intelligent debate, producing graduates with fierce intellectual firepower and strong career prospects.

Life After Oglethorpe

History majors frequently pursue careers as archival specialists, librarians and research assistants, museum staff, or historical preservations. Other likely fields include education, diplomacy, journalism, law, public relations, and public service.

  • A history degree from Oglethorpe is an excellent foundation for graduate study in a diverse selection of fields: archaeology, anthropology, political science, international studies, social work, and of course, a master’s or Ph.D.
  • Recent alumni are attending graduate school at American University, Columbia University, Emory University, Georgia State University, West Virginia University, and others.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons
  • The Age of Chivalry, 800-1450
  • The Renaissance and Reformation
  • The Age of Revolution- Europe and the Atlantic World 1776-1849
  • The Age of Empire and Nationalism – Europe 1848-1914
  • The Age of World Ware- Europe 1914-1945
  • The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • F-1 Visa Requirements
  • Passport
  • Declaration of Finances
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43710 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43710 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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