The Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate track in the History MA program allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in history to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate program.
The History BA is awarded after
completion of 36 hours of history courses and all other university requirements,
and the History MA is awarded upon completion of the master’s program. Courses
designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are
usually completed in the first 60 hours (see history major requirements in the
The departmental residency requirement is at
least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000- or 4000-level courses taken
from the UCF History Department. Students may substitute up to 9 hours of 5000-
or 6000-level courses to meet this requirement.
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Additional Notes on the Accelerated Undergraduate and Graduate
Program in History
- Students who change degree programs
and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
must earn at least a “B-” in each undergraduate and graduate history course for
them to be counted toward the major.
- Students must compile a portfolio
of their written work in history (completed inside and outside the
- Students admitted to the combined bachelor’s/master’s
program may take one 5000-level course the first semester of their senior
- After successfully completing one 5000-level course, students
will be eligible to take HIS 6159 Historiography and another 5000-level course
or the 6000-level seminar following the 5000-level colloquium they have already
- Students may substitute these 9 hours of graduate-level
work for 9 hours of 3000- or 4000-level undergraduate work
need to pay fees at the graduate rate for the graduate courses they take.
Schedule for Students Enrolled Full-time
- Students complete 9 hours of graduate-level courses in their
- Students enroll in at least 3 credit hours of
graduate-level courses the summer after they receive their bachelor’s
- Students enroll in 9 hours of graduate-level courses in both
spring and fall semesters during their master’s program.
complete the Capstone course, pass their preliminary exams, and fulfill their
foreign language requirement by the end of their first year in the master’s
- Students complete and defend a master’s thesis in 6
Please see the current
edition of the Undergraduate Catalog.
History MA program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s
degree, including 12 credit hours of required courses, 18 credit hours in an
area of concentration, and six credit hours of electives outside of the area of
concentration. Students must pass a foreign language competency test, pass a
written examination in two fields, and successfully complete and defend their
thesis. No graduate credit is given for any grade lower than “B- .”
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
The accelerated undergraduate/graduate
program in history allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in history to
begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s
degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Students apply for
admission to the combined undergraduate and graduate program toward the end of
their junior year or after 12 hours of upper-level history course work.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to
this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed
envelope) from each college/university attended.
- A 3.5 GPA or higher
in history courses.
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the
last five years.
- An essay indicating reasons for wishing to complete
the combined bachelor’s/master’s program.
- Three letters of
recommendation from the History Department faculty.
- A computer-based
score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign
language (TOEFL) if an applicant is from a country where English is not the
official language, or if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S.
institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where
English is the only official language or a university where English is the
only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will
accept IELTS scores of 7.0.
Students will be formally admitted
to the master’s program following receipt of the bachelor’s degree.
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.