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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) , OR,
The department offers graduate instruction leading to the degrees of master of arts (MA) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) specializing in colonial America and the United States, Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.


The study of history offers a framework for a liberal education and the background that is essential for understanding the contemporary world. Through analyzing interpretive studies, accounts by witnesses to past events, and historical records, students come to appreciate the complexity of human experience. By examining changes in the past, they develop a broad perspective and the ability to weigh evidence and argument.


The University of Oregon is a member of the exclusiveAssociation of American Universities(AAU).

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Programme Structure

Plan of Study
By the end of the first term in the program, students are required to file a plan of study, signed by the advisor, in which they state their major field, list all anticipated course work, and specify their language requirement. The plan of study may be modified later by agreement of both student and advisor. All plans of study are reviewed and approved by the director of graduate studies.Field Readings
  • Historical Methods and Writings
  • Professional Development
  • Graduate Student Conference
  • Seminar: [Topic] (two seminars)
  • Seminar: [Topic]
  • Colloquium: [Topic] (two colloquia)
  • Colloquium: [Topic]

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for admission to the graduate program in history:
  • A completed UO Graduate Admission Application
  • Transcripts of all college work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for international students
A sample of written work and a statement of academic purposeA number of graduate awards in the form of graduate teaching fellowships are available each year for entering graduate students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Eugene

  • 970 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Aid Types
  • Grants: Grants provide funding that you don’t have to pay back after graduation.
  • Loans: Loans provide funding that you do have to pay back after graduation. Different loans accrue interest in different ways.
  • Work-Study: Earn money for college expenses by working on campus, in the government, or in select nonprofit agencies serving the community.
  • Scholarships; Scholarships are based primarily on merit and do not have to be repaid after graduation.
  • Summer Aid: Learn about and apply for financial aid for study during the summer term.
  • PathwayOregon; This aid program ensures that academically qualified, Federal Pell Grant–eligible Oregon residents will have their UO tuition and fees paid with a combination of federal, state, and university funds.
  • Tuition Equity; Under Oregon's House Bill 2787, certain students from Oregon who intend to become U.S. citizens may qualify for resident tuition rates.

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