Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program?

Who is eligible for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program?

What are the requirements to earn a Master of Arts in American History through the Pace–Gilder Lehrman program?

How do I apply?

What should I know about Pace University’s student policies?

Can I take courses if I am not pursuing a degree?

Can I earn an Advanced Certificate?

What if I am having trouble filling out or submitting my application?

What are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 semester?

How long will it take for a decision to be made regarding my application?

What is the registration period for the Spring 2022 semester?

When does the Spring 2022 semester begin/end?

Can I get a refund if I drop a course?


Course Information

How are courses structured?

What is the workload for courses?

When can I sign up for my thesis/capstone project course?

How does the thesis/capstone project work?

Are lectures available to view at any time?


Costs and Financial Aid

What does each course cost?

When is tuition due?

Are books provided or included in the tuition?

Do you offer scholarships or any other financial aid?

What if I decide to withdraw?

Can I earn continuing education units (CEUs) or professional development points (PDPs)?



How do I access the courses?

How tech-savvy do I need to be to take a Gilder Lehrman online course?

What sort of computer do I need in order to participate in the live sessions? Do I need speakers? Can I use an iPad?



Who is eligible for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA program?

May I take a Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA course as a high school student or undergraduate college student?

What if I become unaffiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute?

What if I am a K–12 educator who is not affiliated with a particular school?


Current and Former Students of Adams State University's (ASU) MA in Humanities with an American History Emphasis Program

I am/was a student in ASU’s MA in Humanities program. Do I have to apply to the new Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program?

Can I transfer my credits from the ASU degree program into the Pace–Gilder Lehrman program?

Can I transfer credits from courses taken with GLI through Dickinson College or Gettysburg College? What about other coursework?

What if I’ve completed all of my coursework except for my thesis?

What if I have already started my thesis?