History, M.A. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The History MA program from San José State University is designed to strengthen students’ depth and breadth of historical knowledge and requires those who study the past at an advanced level to move beyond the acquisition of content knowledge and develop the more complex skills and habits of mind associated with historiography-including synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. 


The History MA program from San José State University serves those preparing to teach history at community colleges, those seeking preparation for the doctorate, museum curators, historical archivists, historians working in governmental agencies, and secondary teachers choosing a traditional Master’s degree.

Graduates with History from San José State University will be able to:

  • Identify, summarize, and synthesize historical arguments about how peoples and societies evolved across time and space. 
  • Interpret, evaluate, compare, and critique historiographical arguments. 
  • Construct persuasive evidence-based historical arguments using original research including primary sources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Study
  • Ancient and Medieval Europe
  • Modern Europe 
  • United States History 
  • World History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
    • A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study
    • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
    • English Language Proficiency Exam
    • International Coursework and Degrees
    • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
    • Submit Test Scores
    • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
    • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
    • Submit Copy of Current Passport
    • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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