12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The History program is offered by Washington State University. Students entering the MA program in History are expected to show promise of doing excellent work at the graduate level.

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All History  students at Washington State University conduct independent research leading to a written thesis, with the objective of making a contribution to the body of academic knowledge in History. Research will be focused on a specific Primary Field, which is embedded in a broader General Field that gives a geographical, chronological, and historiographical framework for the research. 

The program will culminate with a final oral examination. The strong research emphasis and thesis experience prepare interested students for doctoral programs and careers in research and teaching. Financial aid in the form of an assistantship is available for dedicated, quality full-time MA students.

Career Opportunities:

Students receiving a Masters in History can go on to work with museums and curation as well as teach in a secondary education setting and work as a research historian at both private and governmental organizations.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  •  Student’s mastery of the main methodologies and historical arguments in the primary fields of study.
  •  Student’s familiarity with the major trends in historiography and the methodological innovations associated with changes in historiographical theory.
  •  Student’s ability to apply appropriate theories and methods to the major field through independent research projects.
  •  Student’s demonstrated mastery of historical exposition.
  •  Student’s skills associated with the presentation of historical research within the professional apparatus of the discipline, and communication skills for diverse professional purposes.
  •  Student’s success in the production of a successful and nationally commensurate master’s thesis or dissertation by defining a viable research project and conducting research  according to nationally recognized professional standards.
  •  Student’s skills associated with the teaching of history at the college level.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must complete a Language Background Form (competency in a foreign language desired, but not required). Also must complete a Preferred Fields of Study Form (both Language and PFS forms are available for download on the Department of History’s website).

Tuition Fee

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    6369 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 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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