With a master’s degree in history, graduates can pursue a number of career opportunities, including a Ph.D. in history, alternate teaching certification, and professional development for work in schools, museums, libraries and cultural institutions.

Overview

The program offers specializations in United States history, European history, or comparative history. Students can utilize a number of important archival collections. The Gilcrease Museum offers substantial holdings in the history of the American West. The Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Bush, and Clinton Presidential Libraries with their vast holdings are all within driving distance from The University of Tulsa offering students an unparalleled opportunity to study recent American history.

The Department of History is not accepting applications or matriculating new graduate students into the master’s program in history beyond the fall 2019 term. This information is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an intent to consider or admit new students beyond the fall 2019 term.

Program Objectives

At the end of the history master’s program in the thesis and non-thesis tracks students will be able to:

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding in their field of concentration.
  2. Demonstrate effectiveness in communicating complex historical ideas and events.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to research and interpret human affairs in a manner consistent with historical methodologies.

Thesis Track

  1. Eighteen hours of course work in field of concentration.
  2. A master’s thesis defense
  3. Completion of a master’s thesis.

Non-Thesis Track

  1. Eighteen hours of course work in field of concentration
  2. Public lecture based on an original research paper.
  3. Completion of at least two original research papers.
Degree Options

History, Thesis Track, M.A.

The Department of History is not accepting applications or matriculating new graduate students into the master’s program in history beyond the fall 2019 term. This information is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an intent to consider or admit new students beyond the fall 2019 term.

History, Non-Thesis Track, M.A.

The Department of History is not accepting applications or matriculating new graduate students into the master’s program in history beyond the fall 2019 term. This information is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an intent to consider or admit new students beyond the fall 2019 term.

History, J.D./M.A.

Graduate students at The University of Tulsa have the opportunity to pursue multiple degrees and reduce the total number of credit hours required for the programs than if they were taken separately. Consult the College of Law or the Graduate School for requirements.

Application Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Statement of Purpose (admission essay)
  • 10 – 20 page academic writing sample (preferably from a history class)
  • 2 – 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE General Test results
  • $55 application fee
  • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results