History: MA

The College of Arts and Sciences history graduate program is a community of scholars pursuing the study of a wide range of geographical areas and topics.

The University of Oregon supports the study of history through an array of related interdisciplinary programs and a research library of more than two million volumes, along with many other resources.

The history department has an outstanding graduate faculty. The faculty is large enough to have a wide array of geographical and thematic specialties, but small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and graduate students, as well as a collegial environment.

The MA program provides students and their faculty advisors with maximum flexibility in designing fields of study. Many MA students choose to continue their studies in the PhD program, while others have earnt admission into some of the most prestigious history programs in North America including:

  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Toronto
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Yale University 

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample 


Master of Arts (MA)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term: Final Deadline - December 12
This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.