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Boston College

Department of History

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Overview

Boston College / Department of History is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) European national studies
Master of Arts (MA) Medieval studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History
Master of Arts (MA) History

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

162
Applied
55
Accepted
16
Enrolled
34%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

56
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.36%
Black or African American 1.79%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.57%
Unknown 8.93%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: U.S. history, medieval history, early modern European history, modern European history, British and Irish history, Latin American history, Asian history, Middle eastern history, international and global history, transnational history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Kevin Kenny
Chairperson
Email: kevin.kenny@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-1196

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