Dual Degree Program
This study option is designed to allow for completion of both the undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A.) degrees in a total of 10 semesters (five years of study). After having completed 75 credits toward a B.A. with at least 21 credits in history, students may apply for admission to this joint degree program. Accepted candidates will normally be expected to enroll in two approved graduate-level history courses each semester of their senior year of study for a total of 12 credits. During the fifth year of study, students will be expected to enroll in a total of three approved graduate-level courses each semester for a total of 18 credits.
To qualify for admission, students must have completed HIST 2180: Introduction to Historical Research; and must be showing consistent progress toward a B.A. in History with a minimum overall GPA of 3.40 and a minimum history GPA of 3.40. During the application process, students will be asked to produce a statement of intent outlining their reasons for pursuing the M.A. in History at Seton Hall; official transcripts documenting all academic work undertaken at the undergraduate level; three letters of recommendation, including two from Department of History faculty; and a writing sample demonstrating the student’s academic potential.