Apply Now: Kinder Institute One-Year M.A. Program in Atlantic History & Politics

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Apply Now: Atlantic History & Politics M.A. Program at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri


The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy invites applications for its one-year Atlantic History & Politics M.A.

This interdisciplinary program explores the history and politics of the Atlantic region, including the Americas, Africa, and Europe, and offers a wide variety of political science and history classes.

The Kinder Institute and the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Missouri have a number of funding opportunities and scholarships available for the Atlantic History and Politics M.A., with embedded study abroad in Iceland and at the University of Oxford, UK.

In 2024, the one-year M.A. will kick off with a few days in Iceland at the end of June before students head to Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, for a month of study in July. Students will then spend the academic year at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, where they’ll immerse themselves in interdisciplinary graduate coursework in history, political science, and more. The course of study is flexible, with credit available for independent research projects, study abroad to South Africa, and internship work in research, public history, and academic programming.


Applicants must possess:

  1. a B.A. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution;
  2. 3.0 or better GPA in last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework;
  3. and international applicants must meet Mizzou requirements, including TOEFL score (see link)

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following:

  1. two letters of recommendation;
  2. a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining goals and expectations in graduate study;
  3. and a writing sample of between 5-20 pages that showcases the ability of the applicant to succeed in the M.A. program.

Questions may be directed to M.A. Director and Kinder Professor of British History, Robert S. G. Fletcher at

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Applications are currently open, with rolling review beginning January 12, 2024, and ending April 12, 2024.

Students who wish to be considered for graderships, teaching assistantships, or other forms of funding should apply by the January 12 review date.



From the program

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, jointly operated by faculty from the Political Science and History Departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. It is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subjects of political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today. It was created in 2015 by a generous gift from the Kinder Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation started by Rich and Nancy Kinder of Houston, Texas.

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