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The George Washington University

Department of History

Washington, DC

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The George Washington University

Overview

The George Washington University / Department of History is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
General exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

124
Applied
35
Accepted
12
Enrolled
28%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.27%
Black or African American 9.09%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 3.64%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Katrin Schultheiss
Chair
Email: kschulth@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-6232

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