Master in History

The Masters program in History trains professionals with a background in humanities (such as law, philosophy, literature), social sciences or other disciplines to develop applied research projects in History. The program offers three tracks: Social and Economic History, Political History and Cultural History, of which students are asked to choose at the end of the first semester.



    • Director: Claudio Llanos Reyes


    • Academic Staff:
      Dr. Juan Cáceres, Dr. Paulo Donoso, Dr. Ricardo Iglesias, Dra. Virginia Iommi, Dr. Claudio Llanos, Dr. José Marín, Dra. María Ximena Urbina, Dr. Jaime Vito, Dra. Amparo Fontaine.


    • Collaborating Academics:
      Dr. Ulises Cárcamo, Dr. Baldomero Estrada, Mg. Mauricio Molina, Dr. Salvador Rubio, Mg, Muriel Paulinyi, Dr. David Aceituno, Dra. Maria Fernanda Lanfranco.

    Degree: Master in History

    Program Duration: 4 to 6 semesters.

    Accreditation: Program accredited for 6 years by CNA – Chile from April 2019 to April 2025

    Classroom Mode: In person.
    Class Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 5:20-8:30 pm.

    Contacto: / Teléfono:  32-2274819


    Admission & Benefits

    Students interested in pursuing the Masters Program in History should apply in the following manner.

    Admission Standards

    The program is open to candidates with an associate or academic degree in humanities (such as law, philosophy, literature), social sciences or other disciplines that allow them to develop applied research projects in History. Once accepted, students are paired with a complementary program in line with their background.

    • Application Period: October – November
    • Program Start Date: March
    • Required Application Documents:
      • Birth Certificate (*).
      • Notarized Degree Certificate (*).
      • Notarized University Transcript (*).
      • Certificate of Academic Ranking o Currículum Vitae.
      • Application Essay addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies o Two recent ID-sized (3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) photos with full name.
        (*) International students are required to submit certificates authenticated by the Chilean Consulate in their home country and stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile.


    Students Benefits

    Tuition Costs and Financing Options

    Registration fee per semester (2014): $81,000 CLP

    Tuition per semester (2014): $700,000 CLP


    Scholarships and Grants

    In line with its mission and commitment to national progress, he Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso includes a wide-ranging and relevant program of support through the Office of Graduate Studies. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to obtain complementary or complete financing through private, public as well as international sources. For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

    “The Masters Program in History at PUCV was a very important part of my learning and training. The three research focuses offered by the program allowed me to understand history from a broad perspective. At the same time I was able to specialize in the area that interested me the most, examining illustrious authors as well as important historiographical discussions. In addition, the research methodology taught in these courses has prepared me for further studies in Chile and abroad”

    Paula Caffarena Barcenilla, Doctora en Historia,
    P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Profesora Escuela de Historia, Universidad Finis Terrae.

    “Participating in the Masters Program at Pontifical Catholic University proved to be an excellent choice in my academic career. The minor in Politics and International Relations gave me important conceptual tools in science and political philosophy and proved to be an ideal extension for a degree in History and a valuable contribution to my own research. The program was also flexible enough to allow me to focus on my own areas of academic and research interest. In this sense the professors encouraged student research by guiding and advising us when necessary. In general, I am very satisfied with the program and I can only be grateful for all I learned during this experience.”

    Alfred Hinrichsen Herrara, Profesor del Departamento de Estudios Humanísticos de la Universidad Técnico Federico Santa María y de la Dirección de Programas Internacionales de Intercambio de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.