Site Description

This Blog is a collection of messages we have sent in response to inquiries on a number of issues, as well as selections from announcements and other resources. It constitutes a FAQ page for many elements of the Graduate Program in History at Loyola University Chicago. If you have any questions, first carefully consult the web site for the program. Then, look and search these posts (via site search and labels). If you still have questions about details, first contact the Graduate Program Secretary, Lillian Hardison ( If you have particular questions about the Public History program, contact Professor Ted Karamanski ( All best!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5 Year BA/MA Tuition Schedule

The BA/MA Program is not unlike other 'dual career' programs in which during the student's senior year they can take up to 9 credits of graduate level work while still in the Undergraduate school.

So, for billing purposes, charges would work this way for both Dylan and Liam:

For the first 120 credit hours of 'completed' course hours the students are charged as if they were an Undergraduate student.  The mix of classes (Undergrad level VS Grad level) does not matter.)
This means that while under 120 hours, two scenarios can emerge:
If the total combined hours taken in a given term is between 12 and 21 hours, the student would  be charged the flat rate based on their Undergraduate Admit Term:

Students entering Fall 2013
Students entering Fall 2012
Students entering before Fall 2012

If the total combined hours taken in a given term is less than 12 hours, the student would be charged the hourly undergraduate rate of $690.00

After the 120 hours of completed course hours, the student will be charged at the Graduate School per credit hour rate no matter the level of the class taken. Beginning fall 2013 that rate is $930.00 per credit hour.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Financial Options for MA Students

Regarding financial aid options.  The Department of History does not offer support for persons working on the Masters Degree.  The only forms of merit support we have are Teaching Assistantships for Ph.D. candidates.  Therefore, the general information provided by the Graduate School is the most relevant.  MA students generally put together combinations of work and loans.  

Arranging Non-Traditional Minor Fields

It is possible to construct a non-traditional, thematic minor (i.e., not Modern Europe, Medieval, etc.).  But this needs to be worked out with care.  You will need to propose the possible course work and instructors you would include (which can be outside of the History Department, if appropriate).  This should be done in consultation with your major area advisor, as well as the instructors outside of the Department (who need to verify that your work for them will satisfy graduate history requirements, etc.).  You can present the plan to the GPD before we ask for approval from the Graduate School.