MA, History

Department of Humanities


Whether you are pursuing a career in history or just passionate about the subject, our courses develop skills that prepare you to become a thoughtful scholar of history, an objective and responsible citizen, and respected in a relevant career field. The diverse forms of training our graduates receive prepare them to find challenging and rewarding opportunities in secondary education, higher education, law, and government service. Our rigorous instruction provides students an exceptional learning experience, and our small class sizes allow for more personalized interaction with faculty. The degree is available in both thesis and non-thesis options.

Our program also provides educational experiences outside of the classroom. Qualified students are invited to join the Alpha-Omicron-Alpha chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for history. We host the annual Central Texas Military History Symposium. The symposium showcases prominent speakers from the military and the academy. Students also benefit from the use of the Central Texas Historical Archive, which is housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Heritage Hall. The unique, one-million page archive includes collections on military, diplomatic, and presidential history of the post-World War II era.

Program Faculty

Dr. Timothy Hemmis

Assistant Professor of History

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Dr. Jerry Jones

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences | Professor of History

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Dr. Cadra McDaniel

Assistant Professor of History and Liberal Studies

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Dr. Luke Nichter

Professor of History and Graduate Coordinator

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