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To assure consideration of your application, a complete application should be submitted at least two months prior to the beginning of the semester that you wish to start.

Admission Requirements for MA Programs

Admission Requirements for Department of History and Government

  • An approved application
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of course work 
  • Supporting coursework in history and/or government with a minimum of twelve hours of upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses
  • A professional writing sample demonstrating research in History or Government - this could be a paper prepared for a class
  • A current curriculum vitae listing names, addresses and emails of three professional references 
  • Professional writing sample and curriculum vitae should be emailed as attachments to Lynette Hudson (
  • International students also should consult with the TWU Office of International Education for additional requirements.

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Master's Degree for Dual-Credit Teachers

Pursue a degree that qualifies you to teach dual credit in both history and government. More about Dual Credit (.pdf)

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