Master of Arts in History

Program Director: Dr. Pippa Holloway
Peck Hall 239
Graduate Analyst: Glenda Vandygrift

The History Department offers the Master of Arts with a major in History, Master of Arts with a concentration in Public History, and a Ph.D. in Public History.

Application deadline for the M.A.: March 15 for Fall admission; October 15 for Spring admission. The History Department does not consider graduate students for Summer admission.

Admission Requirements:

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee;
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;  If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  4. submit letter of intent, explaining why applicant wishes to pursue graduate education in History and why applicant wishes to pursue those studies at MTSU;
  5. submit writing sample (preferably a lengthy research paper that demonstrates writing and research skills);
  6. submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicant’s potential to successfully complete an M.A. program in History.


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466