M.A. On Campus


Texas State University

12 months
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The graduate program in History at Texas State University is designed to prepare students for careers in professional history, public history, historic tourism, preservation, museums, consulting, public education (secondary teaching), and to provide a general liberal arts education for students desiring careers in business, journalism, law, and government service.


The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a major in History at Texas State University requires 36 semester credit hours. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in all history courses. 

Financial Assistance

A limited number of assistantships and scholarships are available to qualified graduate students. Prospective students interested in applying for an assistantship should contact the graduate director in the Department of History. The Graduate College can provide further information about scholarships.

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


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

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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