The master of arts in history degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of and skills in the study of the past and for those intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. Thus, students have two options, a “research” or a “professional” option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option.
School: School of Arts and Humanities
Catalog page: MA
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in history or related disciplines
GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate 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 completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Pia K. Jakobsson
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128
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
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.