Traditional History

University of West Florida

24 months
1029 USD/credit
463 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in History equips students to pursue further graduate study or begin an enriching career.


Students may focus their course work in American or European history and will acquire a broad knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for a Ph.D. program in history or for a career teaching at the middle school, high school, or community-college level or working in governmental and non-governmental agencies. The career opportunities for individuals with a master's degree in history are endless. To see what the American Historical Association lists as among the most popular career paths available to history majors, visit the American Historical Association's careers page.The traditional history track requires all graduate students to take the Graduate Methods course. Plan A, or the thesis track, requires 33 sh of graduate history course work, including the thesis. At least 15 sh must be in the major field (United States or European) and 6 sh in thesis. The student must write the thesis under the direction of a History faculty member and defend it in an oral examination before a thesis committee.  Plan B, or the non-thesis track, requires 9 hours of European History, 9 hours of U.S. History, and 4 electives. Students complete their program with three research credit hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials Culture
  • Seafaring in North America
  • Nautical Archaeology Seminar
  • Spanish Florida in Anthropological Perspective
  • Pre-Columbian Archaeology Seminar
  • Historical Archaeology Seminar
  • Historical Research Methods in Archaeology
  • Policies, Practices and Archaeology in Historic Preservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

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

  • Submission of official GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 151 and Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5 or equivalent GRE percentile performance under the old testing platform; OR Official MAT scaled score of at least 415 
  • Submission of letter of intent 
  • Submission of writing sample (undergraduate research paper preferred)
  • Oral interview, if deemed appropriate 
  • Minimum of 15 semester hours of upper division history courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Traditional History
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