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History

Department of History


Degree Specialization Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
MA General 36 hours Non-Thesis May have minor
MA General 33 hours Thesis May have minor
MA General 36 hours Non-Thesis No minor
MA General 33 hours Thesis No minor
MA Public History 36 hours Non-Thesis May have minor
MA Public History 36 hours Non-Thesis No minor
MA Public History 39 hours Thesis No minor
MEd General 36 hours Non-Thesis Minor required
Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall Semester June 15 June 1
Spring Semester October 15 October 1
Summer April 15 March 15
Summer Midterm June 1 May 1

Graduate course descriptions for this program may be viewed online in the Graduate Catalog.

Please note the deadlines for this program.  If the program is not listed as an option on ApplyTexas for a given semester, students may no longer apply for the program for that semester.   Applicants will be required to submit a new application, required support documents and fee for admission consideration for future semesters.

Assistantship Information
The application deadline for consideration for assistantships is March 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.

Application Decisions
The History program has a rolling admissions process in which a Graduate Admissions Committee considers completed applications as they arrive.


Graduate Advisor

Dr. Rebecca Montgomery
512-245-2116

Taylor-Murphy History Building 217

Program Director - Public History

Dr. Lynn Denton
512-245-2142

Taylor-Murphy History Building 202

Application and Application Fee

Please apply online through the ApplyTexas Application and allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.

The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If preferred, applicants may submit a non-refundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable to Texas State. The mailing address is listed below.

Please Note: Students who change their admission status must pay the fee associated with the new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.

An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

Applicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the Texas State transcript. The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

Applicants who are not Texas State University degree recipients or are not currently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.  If your prior college or university does not send transcripts electronically, these transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature on the back of the envelope to the following address:.

Texas State University
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.

In addition, a minimum of a 3.25 GPA on a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate work in history is required. Six hours of undergraduate foreign language credit is preferred.

Applicants who have not yet graduated with a bachelor’s degree should send the transcript with the most recently completed semester’s grades.  The Graduate College will only calculate an applicant’s GPA after the last long (Spring or Fall) semester of coursework prior to graduation has been completed.  For example: Applicants who apply for a program that will begin Fall 2016 and expect to graduate in May 2016 should send transcripts with the Fall 2015 grades.  If transcripts are submitted without this information, applicants will be notified and the application will not be considered complete until the updated transcript has been received.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirement

The History program requires an official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score to be submitted prior to admission consideration with preferred score of 156 (verbal reasoning only).  If you took the GRE within the last five years and prior to the new examination, the following preferred score will be considered - a preferred score of 500 (verbal only).  GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to our Graduate College.  The college code for Texas State is 006667.  The Educational Testing Service can be contacted at www.ets.org/greTexas State applicants are required to take only the General Test.  The GRE will be waived if an applicant holds a Masters or Doctoral degree.

Additional Application Requirements

  • Departmental application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one from a history professor if the student majored in history

NOTE: Some programs require specific forms to be used when submitting references and essays. Please review the program website listed below.

Applicants may electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/rqmt/doc.html.&nb sp; Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu.  Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably an student ID number.

Please visit http://www.txstate.edu/history/degrees-programs/ma-history.html for more information regarding this program.


International applicants, please visit the International Student web page for other admission requirements that may apply to this program.