24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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Examine the past and build the writing and critical thinking skills you need to contribute to an increasingly global world with the History program from University of North Dakota.


In a volatile world, the study of history is more timely than ever. With an M.A. in History from UND, you’ll examine the past from diverse perspectives and prepare to launch an exciting career as a historian.

Why Study History at University of North Dakota?

Studying the past helps us to interpret events and prepare for an uncertain future. It also helps you become a more persuasive writer and critical thinker — skills that are valuable in just about any career.

As a history student at UND, you'll choose from two options:

  • The thesis M.A. develops your research skills in preparation for doctoral studies and prepares you for careers in law, journalism and similar fields.
  • The non-thesis M.A. is a good choice if you don't plan to pursue an advanced degree. It provides a pathway to careers in teaching, government, public history and more.

Whichever option you select, you'll conduct significant, independent research and learn to explain the past in ways that are meaningful to the present.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Historical Research
  • Historiography
  • Seminar in the Teaching of History
  • Research Seminar in American History
  • Readings in European History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 30 (thesis option)
  • 35 (non-thesis option)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Demonstration of preparation for graduate study in history.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 and at least 3.25 in all undergraduate history courses.
  • A writing sample, preferably a research or seminar paper
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least two coming from individuals who hold or have held academic positions and who can comment on the applicant’s aptitude for graduate work.
  • A one-to-two page statement that explains the applicant’s interest in history, the reason for applying to the UND graduate program
  • The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,608.32 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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