History MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of History
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7373

Degree Information
Dr. Colin Snider
Email: csnider@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5758

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MA

Hours: 36

College: Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $15,156 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Student Research:  Yes

Test Score Required: Satisfactory MAT or GRE Score. This requirement may be waived if the student has an M.A. or M.S. in another field from the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts, pending the approval of the department.

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prior upper-division work. A baccalaureate degree in History from an accredited college or university or a baccalaureate degree outside of History that includes a minimum of 12 semester hours of upper-division History courses.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that job prospects for historians will grow by 11% through 2018. Writing, analytical research and thinking skills required to earn a master’s degree in history are skills also highly valued by all employers.

Job prospects for community college teachers are anticipated to grow by 15% through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This increase is a direct result of growth in college enrollment, stemming from an increase in numbers among the 18 - 24 year old segment of the population.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student.

Deepen Your Skills and Interests to Broaden Career Options

The master’s degree in history from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you to enter a doctoral program in history, teach history at the community college level or pursue many diverse careers that draw on outstanding analytical and research skills. The master’s history program at UT Tyler offers a compelling exploration of our past and the opportunity to explore your specific areas of interests.

  • Earn your degree while continuing your current work and career path by completing evening classes at the UT Tyler campus.
  • Benefit from individual attention and interaction with your professors and study in small classes that average about 15 students.

Graduates of the history master’s program go on to complete doctoral degrees or are employed in a wide range of educational institutions. Others hold positions in local government, the law and libraries and archives.

Learn more from the Department of History.

Master’s in History Program: Individualized. Research-focused.

  • The Master of Arts degree in history emphasizes instruction in the following areas:

- European History to 1715

- European History After 1715

- American History to 1877

- American History After 1877

  • Participate in small classes that encourage lively discussion based on comprehensive reading and reflection, and writing assignments.
  • Earn your master’s degree with coursework, and either a final written thesis or by completing additional courses and taking comprehensive exams.
  • Complete an internship or field experience. Or get firsthand on-site study by participating in a history research trip to Russia, China or Poland.

History Faculty: Student Mentors. Active Researchers.

  • Study with professors who are frequent lecturers at such leading professional conferences as: Missouri Valley Historical Society, Texas Medieval Association Annual Conference and Western Women’s Association Annual Meeting.
  • Engage in stimulating classroom discussions with professors who are dedicated researchers and recognized experts in a range of history topics.
  • Design a course of study with faculty who are committed to helping you achieve your career and educational goals.

More about UT Tyler’s history faculty.

History Courses: Engaging Explorations.

Twentieth-Century Europe – Undertake an in-depth study of literature in European history of the 20th century.

America Since 1945 – Study literature in American history since 1945.

Reformation Europe – Explore literature in Reformation European history.

More about the graduate history program of study.

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