Learning about the past in an exciting endeavor. It also involves more than just telling stories. Professional historians use archives and the work of other scholars to develop their own understanding of the past. They research, analyze, and offer original interpretations of the past in riorous and clearly-written work. As graduate students in history, you will do the same. The Master's degree in History is structured to introduce students to these critical tasks. In your coursework and independent studies, you will:
- examine historical evidence.
- read and interpret academic scholarship.
- undertake archival research.
- confront and discuss ideas about the past with your peers and mentor.
The history faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are committed to these goals and to the students enrolled in the History Master's Program.
We offer training in the fields of interest and specialization of our Graduate Faculty.
Please see faculty individual pages on the History website.
You may contact them directly for details.
Why an M.A.?
There are many reasons to pursue an M.A. in history.
- Further develop your academic skills, whether or not you want to to become a historian.
- To enhance your professional development if you already are a secondary education teacher
- Develop your academic skills as you prepare for a career in public history or archival training.
- To prepare intellectually and professionally for a Ph.D. Program you are interested in applying to.
Who can apply?
Interested applicants must comply with all University and College of Liberal Arts procedures and requirements for admission to graduate degree-seeking status.
- If you have a BA in History or another major: applicants must have completed at least 12 hours of upper-level undergraduate history credits, with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.
- College graduates who do not meet these requirements may petition to enter the History M.A. program by alternate admission.
After reviewing the applicant's transcript and letters of recommendation, and if deemed necessary, interviewing the candidate personally, the history graduate faculty may, at its discretion, allow the applicant to attempt to enter the program through the following two-step process:
- Attaining a passing grade on a writing exercize to be assigned and evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee of the College of Liberal Arts.
- Attaining a score equal to or above the national mean of the GRE Advanced Examination in History.
How to Apply:
- Please review the Application Process Guidelines for information on how to apply and the steps involved.
- Those interested in applying to the program must complete the application form available on the Graduate School Website.
- Please note that the History area does NOT require the GRE and strongly encourages a Statement of Purpose.
- Please review the Tips on How to Apply for advice on how to compile your application.
- In addition to completing the online Graduate School application, the applicant must send electronic or hard copies of his or her application to the Graduate Coordinator, including: official transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample, and letters of recommendation.
Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information and queries regarding the program and the application process.
For the Fall:
For the Spring:
For the Summer*:
*If admitted, the student can begin taking classes during the Summer II session and in the Fall.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships at the same time as they apply to the program. Please refer to the Graduate School for information, as scholarship applications must be completed through the Graduate School.
Dr. Sandrine Sanos
Associate Professor of History
Office: Faculty Center 268
Phone: (361) 825-2466
Please contact during posted office hours or by appointment.
All queries should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator and incoming students should see Rachelle Stanley for advising. For complete information on the Application process and the History Graduate Program, see the Graduate Student Handbook.