M.A. On Campus


Texas Christian University

12 months
32220 USD/year
32220 USD/year
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While most History graduate students at Texas Christian University seek the Ph.D. degree, the master’s degree is a valuable option for students beginning their graduate careers.  TCU offers two options: a terminal MA degree and one that continues into the Ph.D. program.


A student planning to leave Texas Christian University after the History master’s must complete a thesis project. A master’s candidate may write a thesis in one of the following areas:

  • Asia
  • Early modern Europe
  • Modern Europe (with an emphasis in France or Britain)
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Military
  • Women’s history
  • As a final requirement of the MA program, the student defends their MA thesis in an oral examination conducted by their MA committee. This exam tests the student’s ability to defend the contents and conclusions of their thesis.

The MA degree must be completed within five years from initial matriculation. Students pursuing a terminal MA degree are limited to two years of financial aid from the Department of History.


A master’s student continuing into the TCU Ph.D. program may elect to forego a thesis. Instead, the student will have a defense of two completed article-length research papers with their advisor and one other faculty member. These students may also elect to write a master’s thesis, and many of them do so.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • At least three seminars
  • Historiography and Bibliography
  • Six hours of thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Application Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Current resume/ CV
  • $60 application fee (electronic payment due at the time application is submitted)
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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    32220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32220 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32220 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fort Worth

1071 - 1679 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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