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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of History

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Thomas Buoye

Joseph C. Bradley
Kristen Oertel
Andrew Grant Wood

Associate Professors
Jonathan Arnold
Thomas Buoye
Brian Hosmer
Jan Doolittle Wilson

Assistant Professors
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Graduate Program Advisor
Joseph C. Bradley

For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of history, visit the Department of History webpage.

The Master of Arts degree in History imparts to students an understanding of the complexity of human interaction, a sense of the uniqueness of time and place, and the skill to develop a reasoned interpretation of past peoples and events.

The program offers specializations in United States history, European history, or comparative history. Students can utilize a number of important archival collections. The Gilcrease Museum and Special Collections in McFarlin Library offers substantial holdings of interest to historians. The Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Bush, and Clinton Presidential Libraries with their vast holdings are all within driving distance from The University of Tulsa offering students an unparalleled opportunity to study recent American history.

Learning Objectives and Program Outcomes

Master of Arts. At the end of the history master’s program in the thesis and non-thesis tracks students will be able to:

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an advanced understanding in their field of concentration.
  • Thesis track measurement of Outcome 1: Eighteen hours of course work in field of concentration.
  • Non-thesis track measurement of Outcome 1: Eighteen hours of course work in field of concentration
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate effectiveness in communicating complex historical ideas and events.
  • Thesis track measurement of Outcome 2: A master’s thesis defense
  • Non-thesis track measurement of Outcome 2: Public lecture based on an original research paper.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an ability to research and interpret human affairs in a manner consistent with historical methodologies.
  • Thesis track measurement of Outcome 3: Completion of a master’s thesis.
  • Non-thesis track measurement of Outcome 3: Completion of at least two original research papers.

Admission. All applicants must fulfill the following requirements for admission to the MA program:

  • The student must have at least 30 credit hours of acceptable undergraduate history courses, including at least 12 hours of work at the junior and senior level and sufficient courses to provide a basic understanding of American and European history.
  • A 3.0 grade point average in all undergraduate work and a 3.0 average in undergraduate history courses is required.
  • Applicants are required to take the General Tests of the Graduate Record Examination.
  • Applicants must submit a Graduate School application, GRE scores, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Graduate School.
  • Students who are deficient in history credits but meet grade-point requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis.

There is no deadline for admission to the M.A. program in History. Students may apply throughout the year. The Graduate School notifies students who have been accepted into the program.


    Master’sCombinedJoint Degree



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