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The interdisciplinary MA in Atlantic History and Politics examines the connections and conflicts among the diverse peoples of the Atlantic basin, including the Americas, Africa, and Europe. The course covers a broad sweep of time, from the dawn of European empires through the age of revolutions and the more recent “American century.” The program situates the development of modern nation-states, including the United States, in relation to the broader exchange of ideas, goods, and power across the Atlantic world. The MA kicks off with a 9-credit hour month of study at Oxford University. Students will live and dine in graduate housing of Corpus Christi College, founded in 1517.

Degrees Offered

Atlantic History and Politics, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

  • Availability to participate in a program that runs from the beginning of July through mid-May
  • Rolling admission with the initial deadline of January 10th
  • A BA or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • A 3.0 or better GPA in last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework
  • International applicants must meet Mizzou requirements including TOEFL scores. Click here to view additional requirements for international applicants.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Atlantic History and Politics Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining goals and expectations in graduate study
  • A writing sample of between 5-20 pages that showcases the ability of the applicant to succeed in the MA program

Please NOTE that no GRE is required.