History, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The History at the University of Kansas Master of Arts degree provides students with rigorous training in the skills of historical thinking, archival research, and the different modes of expression scholars use to communicate their findings to a wide audience. 


The History program at University of Kansas completely integrated with our Ph.D. program, the M.A. in History at KU offers students the opportunity to develop subject expertise in fields of study, learn the conventions of professional scholarship in History, collaborate with other students, and receive one-on-one career advice and intellectual mentorship from our faculty.


As the intermediate degree in the field of History, the Master of Arts provides students with numerous opportunities to pursue further study in History, Law, and other fields, as well as a variety of non-academic professional outcomes.

Students in our M.A. program have continued to Ph.D. programs at Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge, among other storied institutions. Others have used the skills and knowledge obtained during their M.A. study to further their careers as secondary educators, taking on leadership and curricular development roles throughout the region.

Students from our M.A. program have also excelled as archivists, museum curators and development officers, and as staffers at a wide range of governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Western History
  • African History
  • Roman History
  • The Black Experience in the Americas
  • Modern Latin America
  • Latin American Culture and Society
  • History of the United States Through the Civil War
  • The Global Cold War
  • Global Environment 
  • Food History: Around the World in Eight Dishes
  • United States in the 1960s

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Objectives (two pages, double-spaced)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample (maximum twenty-five pages, double-spaced). 
  • GRE Scores are not required.
  • Official Transcript from each institution that has granted you a degree, or at which you are currently enrolled
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Graduate Letter of Recommendation Form (.pdf)
  • Under Office of Graduate Studies rules, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale in order to qualify for regular admission. Most successful applicants have undergraduate GPAs significantly above the minimum. Preference in admissions decisions will be given to applicants who do not yet possess the terminal degree in a humanities discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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  • National

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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