The Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program is for K–12 educators (including district supervisors, librarians, museum professionals, and National Park Service employees) who are affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Visit the Online Courses FAQs for more information on eligibility.

Requirements for Applying

The button at the bottom of the page will direct you to the application process. You must provide the following documents to complete your application. NOTE: PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONCE. The Pace University system will only respond the first time you click the button at the bottom of the page.

  • Transcripts: Official transcripts must be provided from ALL post-secondary institutions attended, including the institution that granted your bachelor’s degree. There are instructions for how to submit hard copies and digital copies on the Pace University application page. 

NOTE: You cannot send in official transcripts. They must come directly from their corresponding institutions. 

  • A Gilder Lehrman Letter of Affiliation: Click here to access the Gilder Lehrman Letter of Affiliation. It will open in a new window. Download the pdf and save it in a location where you can find it. You will be asked to upload the pdf directly to the Pace University application.
  • A Letter of Intent: In one to two pages, explain who you are, why you are applying to this program, and why you would be a valuable addition to the program.
  • An Up-to-date Resume
  • If your bachelor’s degree is from a non-English-speaking college, you must take the TOEFL iBT Test and achieve a score of at least 88.

NOTE: If you have taken the TOEFL within the last two years, and passed with a score of at least 88, you can submit this score in lieu of retaking the TOEFL.

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