12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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Students of the History program at Texas State University sharpen their critical thinking, broaden their global perspective, and gain exposure to diverse historical sources and debates.


San Marcos offers a rich locale for public history practice with more than 50 history museums, archives, preservation organizations, and historic sites within a 100-mile radius, including The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, the San Antonio Missions, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas State Library and Archives.

Students apply public history skills and methods to the study, documentation, preservation, and management of historical and cultural resources.

The mission of the History program at Texas State University is to shape exceptional scholars and broaden historical horizons by offering a rigorous program for students who are passionate about history and about furthering their education. Small classes and close mentoring with top research faculty mean a personalized graduate experience and access to a close-knit community of scholars. Hands-on learning immerses students in historiographical debates, tightens analytical and writing skills, and develops research abilities. The department is committed to the highest levels of academic excellence and to providing top-quality mentoring and training for its students.

Career Options

Graduate study in history develops written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities that prepare students for a wide range of occupations. Although many graduates of the M.A. history program go on to careers in public and higher education, they also achieve professional success in business, industry, and government agencies.

Public History Concentration: This program prepares students for public history careers in a variety of settings and leads students to pursue doctoral studies. Graduates find professional employment in historic preservation, oral history, historic site interpretation, public programming, museums, and archives management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Studies in History
  • Instructional Methods Practicum for Graduate Assistants
  • Medieval European History: Contemporary Trends in Medieval Historiography
  • Latin Literature and Roman History and Society
  • Roman History and Civilization: The “Golden Age” of Rome.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  •           or

    • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
    • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
    • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
    • minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
    • minimum 3.25 GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate history course work
    • background course work (preferred): six hours of undergraduate foreign language 
    • brief statement of any foreign language competencies
    • resume/CV
    • statement of purpose 
    • two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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