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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Earning the MA in history normally takes two years of full-time study. M.A. students receive a graduate-level introduction to historiography as an academic discipline as well as methodological training in the craft of research and academic writing. 


Apart from this, they build their expertise in a regional field (Europe, United States, Asia, Latin America)  while at the same exploring transnational/thematic history across regions in our transnational field seminars. The culminating work of the M.A. program is the completion of a journal-article length work of original research, which should be of potentially publishable quality and significance. All candidates for the M.A. degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language before sitting for the M.A. examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power and Inequality in American History
  • Approaches to Global History and Research
  • Race, Gender, and Violence in Latin American History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Your online application. All applications must be submitted on-line. Please send a check in the amount of $50, payable to the University of Pittsburgh; or, preferably, pay online. Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (aptitude section only).
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or others who can evaluate your qualifications for graduate study.
  • A sample of your written work, preferably on a historical subject: this could be a term paper, MA thesis, or publication.
  • Current CV/Resume
  • For admissions into the program a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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