Program Details

The program provides students with an interdisciplinary context, built on connections among specific areas of interest.
Richardson, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
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Program Overview

Program Description:
The program provides students with a flexible, interdisciplinary context within which to pursue their studies, built on connections among specific courses and areas of interest. Each student plans an individual program of studies in consultation with an assigned advisor. All students are required to take HIST 6301: Historiography within their first year of enrollment. Students seeking the MA in History have two options, a professional option and a research option. The professional option requires 36 hours of organized course-work. The research option requires 30 hours of coursework, and six hours of thesis work. In addition to the coursework, students demonstrate reading proficiency in an approved foreign language, and successfully complete and defend a master’s thesis. Within the Graduate Program in History, most courses are offered within History (HIST) and History of Ideas (HUHI), but students must also take one course in Aesthetic Studies (HUAS) or Studies in Literature (HUSL).

Additional Program Information

The University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( to award baccalaureate through doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Dallas.
Financial Aid:
Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in History (MA) should have a previous degree (BA or BS) in History or related disciplines and a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate work). Applicants must submit an online application, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a 650 word statement of purpose.
International Requirements:
International students must submit TOEFL scores (min 80 iBT). Students can also demonstrate English proficiency by completing Level 112 at an ELS Language Center.

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