Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Fall
    • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
        • Registration Deadline: September 11
        • Test Date: September 20
    • Deadline to apply for Spring Graduation: October 1
    • Deadline to apply for a Spring GRA position: October 1
    • Travel Grants: May 1
    • Deadline to submit thesis to ProQuest: November 1
    • Deadline to apply for Spring Admission: November 1
  • Spring
    • Travel Grants: March 1
    • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
        • Registration Deadline: February 5
        • Test Date: February 14
    • Deadline to apply for Summer Graduation: March 1
    • Deadline to apply for a Fall GRA position: March 1
    • Deadline to submit thesis to ProQuest: April 1
    • Deadline to apply for Summer Admission: April 1
  • Summer
      • Travel Grants: May 1
      • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
          • Registration Deadline: June 12
          • Test Date: June 21
      • Deadline to submit thesis to ProQuest: July 1
      • Deadline to apply for Fall Graduation: August 1
      • Deadline to apply for Spring Admission: July 1

Graduate Assistantships & Internships

Full-time graduate students may apply for graduate research assistantships, which provide a stipend and tuition waiver in exchange for a work assignment of approximately 15-20 hours per week. For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux at schalifo@westga.edu.  

Located in historic northwest Georgia, just west of Atlanta, UWG offers many opportunities for internships, such as the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Humanities, and the National Parks Service.  For more information, contact Dr. Ann McCleary at amcclear@westga.edu.

To apply for a graduate assistantship, please submit this form to Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux.  

Programs of Study

  • M.A. in History with Thesis

    Students pursue a major field (5 courses) and a minor field (3 courses) of study in history, as well as complete a thesis of 75-120 pages in length. This 36-hour course is designed for students who plan on pursuing a PhD or teaching at a collegiate level.

  • M.A. in History without Thesis

    This 36-hour course of study is designed for students pursuing careers in education, public history, and even outside academia. This option requires 3 courses taught in U.S. History, 3 courses taught in World History, and 3 courses taught in a thematic field chosen by the student. A comprehensive exam takes place of the thesis.  Students should discuss the formation of their exam committees with the Graduate Director upon making the decision to take this course.

  • M.A. in History, Public History Track

    Students interested in pursuing careers in public history should elect this option, which requires 36 hours of study in a major field in public history (5 courses), a minor in another historical field (3 courses), and the option to write a thesis or produce a thesis/applied research project. All public history students are required to complete an internship.

Forms