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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : History

Program Description

The Master of Arts degree in History at Texas Tech University requires thirty-six (36) hours beyond the BA/BS degree. There are two MA tracks – the MA Academic Preparatory Track and the Professional Enrichment (non-thesis) Preparatory Track. For both tracks, students must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours within the Texas Tech Department of History. For the Academic Preparatory Track, students choose a geographic area of concentration between U.S., Europe, or World. Within that field, students complete twelve (12) hours. Twelve (12) hours of elective courses are required. Of those hours, six (6) must be outside of the student’s chosen geographic field. There are two required courses: HIST 5304: The Nature of History and HIST 6301: Research Methods Seminar. Proficiency in a foreign language is required as is writing and defending a thesis of original research. The Professional Enrichment Preparatory (non-thesis) Track MA also requires thirty-six (36) hours of coursework. Only HIST 5304 is required, but students must take one 6000-level course as part of the 36 hours. Students in the non-thesis track have the option to divide their coursework in two ways: three fields of nine (9) hours each or two fields of twelve (12) and fifteen (15) hours each. There are six (6) additional hours of elective courses required. No foreign language or thesis is required, and all students must successfully pass comprehensive exams in their chosen fields.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 36
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Department of History : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history
Graduate Program in History Portal Page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/graduate/programs.php
MA Degree in History Overview : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/graduate/MA.php
Department of History Graduate Admissions : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/graduate/admission-app-admin.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Richard Verrone
E-mail: richard.verrone@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-3744

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of History
Texas Tech University
2500 Broadway Ave.
TX 79409-1013
Phone Number 806-742-3744
Fax Number 806-742-1060
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/historydepartment

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_HIST.php

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Three letters of recommendation are required. All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Click here for more information for Department of History Application Process, including information on the Writing Sample: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/graduate/admission-app-admin.php

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Applications should be submitted to Apply Texas at the link below under the Apply Now section.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
January 15October 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15October 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.

795506.5N/A N/A N/A

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