UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Arts in History of Ideas

Upon successful completion of the MA in History of Ideas, students will have attained advanced knowledge and skills for the study of History, Philosophy, and their intersection. They will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue doctoral work or to use their 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