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Master's in History

The master's in history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of fields including archival and museum work, government policy and research positions, publishing, teaching, and Ph.D. programs.

In the master's in history program, we offer concentrations in four fields: European history, Latin American history, public history, and United States history—as well as thesis, non-thesis, and capstone project options. Our master's students have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular and curriculum-based projects, including Museum on the Move, History Harvest, and more.

Admission to the MA in History program is based on the following academic components:

  • Official transcript(s) from an accredited college or university that has awarded the student a baccalaureate degree
  • Completion of at least twenty-one hours of history courses as an undergraduate
  • Letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic work or other experience related to academic training
  • A writing sample reflective of academic study, generally a research paper of 8-12 pages in length
  • A brief statement of purpose that describes the applicant’s research interests and career plans

The MA Program in History is committed to holistic review of applications for admission and funding.

For more information, contact graduate coordinator Dr. Jordan Kellman,

To start your application, click here TO APPLY.