M.A.T. in History

Contact Us

Linda A. Curcio-Nagy
Graduate Advisor
Lincoln Hall, 108
Phone: (775) 784-4079

The Master of Arts in Teaching History program is primarily designed for teaching professionals in primary and secondary education. Graduate students looking to expand their knowledge in a particular historical background while advancing their teaching profession would benefit from the M.A.T. in History degree.

No competence in a foreign language is required for completion of the M.A.T. program. The M.A.T. program also does not require a thesis.

How to Apply

  1. Review the requirements for admission
  2. Contact the graduate director to ascertain if you meet minimum qualifications for admission and to determine if your goals for study and research can potentially be realized at the University of Nevada, Reno
  3. Hold a B.A. degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major or a 24-semester-credit minor in history, education (history or social-studies emphasis), or a closely related discipline
  4. Complete the graduate school application and include:
    1. Official transcripts with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (unless the applicant has demonstrated unusual promise during his or her junior and senior years)
    2. A statement of purpose discussing your interests and plans for study and professional work
    3. Statement of your goals for advanced study
    4. Two letters of recommendation that discuss your academic qualifications and aptitude for graduate study
    5. Proof of employment as a teacher
    6. Proof of at least one year's teaching experience or its equivalent at the primary and/or secondary level before the semester in which they seek to enter the M.A.T. program.

The GRE examination is not required for M.A.T. applicants.

Deadline is March 1 for matriculation in the Fall semester and September 15 for matriculation in the spring semester.

Before proceeding beyond nine credits of graduate study, please review the list of Graduate Program Requirements.