Masters History Texas

History MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


Department of History
Phone 903.566.7373

Degree Information
Dr. Colin Snider
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

Hours: 36

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College: Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $15,660. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes

Student Research Opportunities Available:  Yes

Admission Requirements

Test Score Required: Satisfactory 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.

Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency and an International Transcript Evaluation as outlined here.

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.

UT Tyler History Graduate Student Research:


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.

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