48 months
29178 USD/year
29178 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The History program of Rutgers University covers all regions of the world from ancient times from the present, and we offer both a History major and a History minor.


Why Study History?

Here are the History Department’s Top Five Reasons:

  • We don’t prepare you for a job—the History program of Rutgers University prepares you for every job. What do the CEO of Goldman Sachs, the National Security Advisor, and Conan O’Brien have in common? All of them were history majors.
  • Learn what you want to learn. History is a truly exciting major because you can study literally anything you want!  Since history is the study of everything from the earliest times to the present, it can be the study of whatever you are interested in. 
  • Learn from the best, in an intimate setting. Our faculty consists of top-flight researchers who value small class sizes and getting to know our students.  You get to know us, and we get to know you.
  • Our classes aren’t the high-school history classes you hated. Our students sometimes tell us that high-school history classes made them lose interest in the past because it was all about memorizing names and dates.  But that’s not what our classes are about.
  • We respect your intelligence. We don’t deny that history majors will be expected to read and write and discuss and think hard—in fact, we’re proud of it!  The stimulating conversations taking place in your history classes every day will help you hone the intellectual skills you will apply in the professional world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is History?
  • Public History Practice
  • Western Civilization
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • France to 1715
  • Development of the United States

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 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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