12 months
15254 USD/year
15254 USD/year
4452 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The History MA program offered at The University of Montana builds upon the broad strengths of our faculty in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century U.S. history as well as in early modern and modern European history.


Faculty also bring methodological and thematic expertise in political and legal history; social and cultural history; race, religion, and reform; gender and public life; international relations; and the history of the American West.

Career opportunities

The History MA program offered at The University of Montana prepares students for admission into doctoral programs and for employment in education (junior colleges and private high schools), museums and historical societies, companies specializing in historical research, and elsewhere in the private sector. The department has a long track record of placing its M.A. graduates into the nation’s most competitive doctoral programs, including Yale, Stanford, New York University, University of Virginia, and University of Pennsylvania. Past M.A. graduates have then gone on to tenure-line jobs at many leading universities, including the University of Virginia, the University of Georgia, and the University of Nebraska. Recent M.A. graduates also have landed jobs with  several private high schools, the U.S. State Department, the Montana Historical Society, and Historical Research Associates (HRA), a historical consulting firm with offices in Missoula, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Latin America
  • Absolutism and Enlightenment
  • Freedom, Slavery, Equality
  • Readings in Modern American History 
  • Iran Between Two Revolutions
  • Islamic Civilization Modern Era

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall entry: After May 1, space permitting, applications will be considered for admission on a rolling basis until July 31.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE scores with a test date that is within the past five years OR verifiable GRE scores if the test date is over five years old. *Note: Submission of GRE scores is waived for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • The TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB are also required of international applicants and can substitute for the GRE.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • A Statement of Purpose (2-3 pages) describing your background, research interests, professional goals, and reasons for choosing the Department of History at the University of Montana. Please also indicate the faculty members with whom you are interested in working.
  • A writing sample (preferably a substantial piece of historical writing based on original research).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15254 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15254 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4452 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Missoula

1000 - 2071 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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