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History (M.A.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Arts degree in History offers students the opportunity to pursue the advanced study of history. The program is designed to develop historical skills and to expand students’ understanding of the conceptualization and practice of history. Explicit attention is focused on historical comparisons and historical comparative frameworks.

Degree Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study is required for admission (12 of these hours must be at the upper division level).
  • For more information regarding coursework and requirements, please refer to the graduate catalog.

Admission Prerequisites:
 Required Degree Bachelor's degree and 18 upper-division semester credit hours in history or courses with demonstrably significant historical content.
Other Degree Requirements A grade point average of 3.2 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education or a 3.2 in graduate work; and a grade point average of 3.2 or better in all History courses taken.
Admission Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not Required.
 Letters of Recommendation Two letters of recommendation. It is strongly recommended that at least one of the letters be from a professor who can discuss and evaluate specifically your academic qualifications and potential for graduate study.
 Statement of Purpose A 500-word statement describing how an M.A. in History will advance personal and professional goals.
Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, info@foreigncredentials.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other Submission of research-based writing samples are optional and can be submitted by uploading the document here. Must have UTSA ID to login.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Catherine Clinton, Ph.D.
Email Address: catherine.clinton@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5705

Graduate Catalog Link: https://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/liberalfinearts/history/#degreestext

Degree Website: http://colfa.utsa.edu/history/