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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography

Master of Arts in History

As of Spring 2020, the Master of Arts in History program at Columbus State University is no longer accepting new applications.

Archives and GIS

Students in the M.A. in History program routinely conduct research at local, national, and international archives. They receive careful guidance while perfecting their research and writing skills. Students will enjoy individual mentorship from faculty as they craft their degree program and research. Furthermore, students benefit from working with professional geographers and have the unique opportunity to apply Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to historical research.

As a tool and method for conducting historical research, GIS allows one to see hidden patterns of historical change through the visualization of complex data over time and space.

Financial Aid

The Department of History and Geography and the College of Letters and Science offer a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships to qualified incoming graduate students. Assistantships provide tuition waivers and stipends for up to 19 hours of service per week. Prospective students interested in these competitive awards need to fill out an application by May 1.

For more information on graduate assistantships, see Graduate Assistantships page

Admissions Details

For information on the graduate program, please contact the Graduate Committee:

Dr. Ryan Lynch, Graduate Committee Chair. Phone: 706-507-8397

Dr. Sarah Bowman,  Phone: 706-507-8359

Dr. Gary Sprayberry, Phone: 706-507-8353

CSU Graduate School Information

CSU Graduate School

CSU Graduate Admissions

CSU Application Form

Tuition and Fees

Current MA Student Forms and Guidelines

Below are relevant documents for students currently enrolled on both the general MA in History and the Race, Ethnicity, and Society concentration.

Department M.A. Thesis and Thesis Proposal Guidelines

Department M.A. Thesis Proposal Form

Department M.A. Thesis Defense Form

Graduate School Thesis Guidelines - Instructions for Preparation and Submission