University of Pittsburgh

24 months
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. program in History from the University of Pittsburgh lasts for two years and is for students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree but have not yet earned an M.A. in History from another school (since we do not offer a terminal MA, this program is not for students who only want an MA degree).


During the two years in the M.A. program in History from the University of Pittsburgh students receive a graduate-level introduction to history 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: 
  • Women, Gender, and Black Internationalism
  • Historical Methods and Approaches
  • International Social Movements
  • Transnational Labor History of the Americas
  • History of Sexuality
  • Approaches to Asian History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

  • To apply, prospective students must submit an electronic application. For details, please see the application instructions. 
  • About one week after the submission of the application, you can begin checking the status of your application via the applyyourself application system. 
  • Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from calling or emailing regarding the status of your application. Admissions statistics are available.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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