Master of Arts in History


The Master of Arts in History degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of and skills at the study of the past and for those intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. Thus, students seeking the MA in History have two options, a “research” or a “professional” option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option.

Program Information

School: School of Arts and Humanities

Program: History

Catalog page: MA

MA in History Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in history or related disciplines

GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate work)

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Pia K. Jakobsson
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128

Admission Questions:
Julia Maddox

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Teacher/Educator; Historian; Historical Site or Museum Administrator; Researcher for a Historical Organization; Cultural Resources Manager; Writer/Editor for History Publications; Documentary Editor or Producer; Records Manager or Archivist; Information Manager or Librarian; Work in Legislation or Litigation; Contract Historian and Historian for a Corporation or Business.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.