How the pathway works
During your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll begin taking graduate-level UMaine History courses — if you meet progress requirements and graduate program admissions standards. The UMaine graduate-level courses will satisfy credit requirements for your undergraduate major at USM as well as the first year of the UMaine graduate program.
Major in History
To enroll in the UMaine History MA Accelerated Graduate Pathway, you must declare a major in History at USM. Our accomplished faculty include Fulbright recipients and distinguished professional historians.
You can apply for the pathway during your third year of undergraduate study at USM. To satisfy requirements for both your History major and your future UMaine History master’s program, you’ll be required to earn a high grade in specific courses and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.
Admission to UMaine History MA program
You must apply for admission to the UMaine graduate program by February 1 of your final year of undergraduate study at USM. You will be required to submit the University of Maine graduate program application along with all required admission materials. The GRE requirement will be waived.
About the UMaine History MA
The UMaine History MA offers concentrations in U.S., Canadian, European, and Asian history; environmental history; the history of labor and immigration; women’s history; international and military history; the history of cartography; and spatial and digital history.
Frequently asked questions
Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.
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