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The History Department offers a combined BA/MA program, and students who are interested in public school teaching may combine this course of study with the undergraduate social studies certification program. This program allows qualified students (history majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA, though most of those accepted have a 3.8 or better) to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in history—and social studies certification—in five years. Students in the program will complete 30 credits of graduate study in history and follow the same course of study as first-year students in the Ph.D. program.

Click here to download the advising worksheet for the BA/MA program with teacher certification.

Application and recommendation forms can be obtained from the History Department Graduate Coordinator (Roxanne Fernandez, SBS S-301). Completed applications(including two letters of recommendation from Stony Brook faculty) should be submitted during the spring of the sophomore year, and no later than August 15. Admission decisions will be made in the spring for applications submitted by March 1 and by the beginning of classes for applications submitted by August 15. The GRE is not required.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to speak with both the director of the social studies program and the History Department Director of Graduate Studies as early as possible.
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