UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Arts in History

Upon successful completion of the MA in History, students will have attained advanced knowledge about the past and advanced skills in the study of and research in History. They will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue doctoral work in History or to use historical knowledge and skills in a wide variety of professional settings.

  • Demonstrated capacity to synthesize and evaluate extensive bodies of information
  • Recognizing evidence required to produce new knowledge
  • Understanding complex theoretical paradigms
  • Ability to critically evaluate arguments made orally and in writing
  • Experience analyzing sophisticated, professional-level intellectual discourse
  • Experience advancing complex arguments and defending them with evidence
  • Ability to produce narratives, including continuity and change
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas with clarity and accessibility