Sam Houston State University

12 months
20398 USD/year
20398 USD/year
10438 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Study the past and prepare for the future with the Master of Arts in History degree from Sam Houston State University.


The MA in History program at Sam Houston State University presents a truly unique learning experience in higher education, with an innovative curriculum that encourages and enriches the professional career goals of our scholars. 

Learning outcomes

Our student base includes aspiring young professionals interested in secondary teaching, professional programs, the military, civil service, public history, and two-year college faculty positions, as well as students who plan to continue their graduate studies in history onward to the Ph.D.

We offer graduate degrees in history through three primary delivery options. Students may complete a degree entirely online through the award-winning SHSU Online, entirely on campus through traditional seminar courses at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville and at The Woodlands Center, or through a hybrid model that mixes online and campus courses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • United States History Sn 1876
  • United Stated history to 1876
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • Independent Study
  •  The Historian's Craft
  •  Applied Public History
  • Mesoamerican History
  • African Civilizations to 1800
  • History of East Africa
  •  War & Revolution in China
  •  Colonial Southeast Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Summer application deadline for international students - 01 February




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the Application (International) and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75 in U.S. currency via MasterCard, American Express, VISA, Discover Card, money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college coursework.
  • Submit the official credentials evaluation.
  • If transcripts are from a school outside of the U.S. the document must be translated and evaluated by a NACES accredited service or SDR Educational Consultants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10199 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10199 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5219 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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