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History (MA) 
Program Description

History offers an M.A. in Asia, Early Europe, Latin America, Modern Europe, United States, and Comparative/World History.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

History -

The Department of History offers an Accelerated Masters, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in History, and a certificate in Early Modern Studies. The graduate program emphasizes the development of critical habits and technical skills to foster advanced research, publication and teaching in the field of history, broadly conceived. Coursework nurtures these proficiencies as well as preparing students to deploy a range of theoretical frameworks to analyze materials from the past. Fields of study for students pursuing a degree in History are as follows: Asia (Masters only), Comparative/World History (Masters, PhD minor), Early Europe, Latin America, Middle East (Ph.D. only), Modern Europe, and United States History.

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Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Adam E Donaldson
Graduate Program Coordinator
Adam E Donaldson
Director of Graduate Studies
David Ortiz
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Annie Prisbrey
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

A copy of the Graduate College application
GRE (no absolute minimum, but we look for 75th percentile or higher)
3 Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
1 Writing Sample

All of the above materials may be uploaded to the Graduate College web site when applying to the University of Arizona.

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
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Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

The primary source of financial support is in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, which currently carry a tuition waiver and student health insurance in addition to the monetary stipend. The History Department also offers a number of in-state and out of state tuition awards, as well as one full year Graduate College Fellowship. Qualifying students may likewise compete for Graduate College Fellowships for underrepresented groups and Arizona residents. All financial support is competitive. For more details, see Department website.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 5

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 5
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2799

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 33
Core coursework: 695K Historiography in the first year
18 units in the major field of study to be selected in conjunction with major advisor.
12 units of approved electives
Language requirements: Reading knowledge of a second language through testing or coursework.
English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English.
Other requirements: Thesis or 2 seminar papers option.
Comprehensive exam (may be written or oral) or thesis defense.

Minor Requirements

No minor for the MA but 12 units of electives.

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Last revised 28 May 2015