History, Pre-Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation  in order to achieve full admission to their  field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to  students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. 

About

ESLI offers conditional admission to hundreds of degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  Scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying students.

The M.A. program is designed to prepare students for the teaching of history on the junior and senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree (Ph.D.). This program is offered by Western Kentucky University.

The Department of History offers a Master of Arts degree in History through its graduate program. This program is designed to prepare students for the teaching of history on the junior and senior college level and to provide the initial graduate work for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree (Ph.D.).

The Department offers two graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts degree. The two M.A. plans have different requirements:

  • Plan A: twenty-four hours of course work plus a six-hour thesis.
  • Plan B: thirty-six hours of course work, no thesis.

Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • General History

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

ESLI Level

Pre-Placement Requirements

Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

Basic- General English

  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Preparatory- General English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Foundations- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103
Intermediate- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133
Pre-University- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

    Pre-Placement Requirements:

    • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
    • All score reports will be verified upon submission
    • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
    • *Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Housing: $3,750

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    900 - 1,400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Graduate Student Research Grant

    All WKU graduate students are welcome to apply for these grants to be used on acquiring materials and assistance for creative scholarship. Students may apply for no more than three Student Research Grants per degree totaling $750.

    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.