The College of Arts and Science (CAS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) offer NYU students the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Archives & Public History in a shorter period of time than is normally the case. Current CAS students interested in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program (BA/MA program) typically apply during their junior year. In the graduate portion of the program, they can qualify for a scholarship covering up to 50 percent of the tuition for the master’s degree.

Students in CAS and Global Liberal Studies (GLS) may apply to the program once they have completed a minimum of 48 credits toward the bachelor’s degree, but not more than 96 credits, and prior to their final two semesters. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of two semesters remaining in CAS or GLS during which they are still working towards completion of undergraduate requirements (e.g., MAP, major, minor, and/or minimum credit requirements). The History department requires that BA/MA applicants have a 3.5 college and history GPA to be admitted to the program and that they maintain a 3.5 college and history GPA to remain in the BA/MA program. A GPA above this minimum does not guarantee admission to a BA/MA program in history.

Students in the Archives and Public History BA/MA program fulfill all the requirements of the two-year masters program. BA/MA students take two of the required courses for the MA in their senior year (one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester, totaling 8 credit points) while they complete their undergraduate credits. They complete the final 24 credits required of Archives and Public History students in their fifth year.

Before applying for the BA/MA in Archives and Public History, interested students should read through the MA program information available here and then meet with Director Ellen Noonan ( to discuss their interests and program requirements. In addition, prospective applicants should also contact the Preprofessional Advising Center in CAS, located in the Silver Center, Room 901, (212) 998-8521. They will help you complete an Academic Planning Form to confirm that you meet eligibility requirements for the BA/MA and help you plan your coursework.

Applications can be obtained from The Preprofessional Center, located in the Silver Center, Room 901. Contact CAS advising for more information at (212) 998-8521.