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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Candidates may elect one of two options to complete the Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in history:

Option I: Thesis Option

  • Thirty hours with 18 hours in history, including HIST 6300, and the thesis. Candidates must select the remaining 12 hours from two or more related fields such as Political Science, Sociology, English, Economics, Spanish, Education, Business, etc.

Option II: Non-Thesis Option

  • Students will take 18 hours in history, with no more than half at the 5,000 level. Candidates must select the remaining 18 hours from two or more related fields, with no more than 12 hours in one area. Candidates must also pass a comprehensive examination administered by the department

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Readings in U.S. History prior to 1877
  • Readings in U.S. History after 1877
  • Readings of the History of the West
  • Readings in U.S. History –Special Topics
  • Readings in Medieval/Early Modern European History
  • Readings in Modern European History
  • Readings in European History – Special Topics
  • Readings in Latin American History 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's  degree  from  a  regionally  accredited  institution  in  the United States or a recognized international equivalent with 24 hours of undergraduate history courses, half of which must be at the upper- division level.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • GRE General Test. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years. A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15898 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7598 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
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