Northern Arizona University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
25708 USD/year
25708 USD/year
11000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The History program from Northern Arizona University offers a close professor-student relationship and is designed to prepare students to pursue a variety of academic, career, and personal interests


While maintaining a strength in the American West and the U.S.-Mexico Border, the M.A. in History from Northern Arizona University encourages students to approach the study of history from a global and comparative context. There are four options: research thesis; research project with public history; extended coursework; and extended coursework with public history. 

Each student will select a primary and a secondary field for in-depth examination and analysis from the following concentrations: Colonialism & Nationalism; Environment & Health; Gender & Sexuality; Global & Comparative History; Race, Class & Ethnicity; Indigenous Peoples & Native Americans; Asia; Europe; Latin America; United States; North American Borderlands & the West. 

In addition, students may select Public History as their secondary field, which refers to the application of history to real-world issues, typically making a historical topic accessible to a non-academic public.  This track prepares students for professional positions in archives, museums, humanities councils, and governmental agencies, etc.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Museum curator
  • Foundation historian
  • Information specialist
  • Community college instructor

Programme Structure

  • Undergraduates learn history is more than names and dates. In our graduate program, we will deepen your understanding even further. If you’ve ever wondered about the fate of the Anasazi or the history of Mexican-American relations, our History MA might just satisfy your curiosity. We will help you clarify your understanding of human behavior—past, present, and future. You will also explore the interaction of global forces and local processes.
  • Learn to think critically, develop research skills, and communicate more effectively. Our regional location will give you opportunities to learn about the area in-depth: Native American and Latino history with a focus on the American West, the Southwest, and US-Mexico Borderlands are our specialties. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.

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

  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. Admitted students are expected to have undergraduate educational experiences, including general education studies, that are similar to those required for a baccalaureate at Northern Arizona University.
    • Applicants who have earned their degree(s) from an international institution must submit official transcripts directly from the university or college. The transcripts must be in the original language of the country accompanied by an English translation. If the degree awarded and the date of award is not on the transcripts, applicants must also include a separate degree certificate document.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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