Jul 21, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of History

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Kristen Oertel

Kristen Oertel
Andrew Grant Wood

Associate Professors
Jonathan Arnold
Thomas Buoye
Brian Hosmer
Jan Doolittle Wilson

Assistant Professor
Nicole Bauer

Graduate Program Advisor
Jan Doolittle Wilson

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

The Master of Arts (M.A.) 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 offer substantial holdings of interest to historians. The vast holding of the Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Bush, and Clinton Presidential Libraries are within driving distance of The University of Tulsa and offer students an unparalleled opportunity to study recent American history.

There are two tracks available for the M.A. in history:

  • The thesis track  is for students whose final goal is a Ph.D.
  • The non-thesis track  is for students wanting an intellectual challenge or professional credential.

Learning Objectives and Program Outcomes

Master of Arts.  Students who complete the thesis and non-thesis Master of Arts degree program in history 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 coursework in field of concentration.
    • Non-thesis track measurement of Outcome 1: Eighteen hours of coursework 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.

Joint and Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs

Students interested in graduate education in history can enroll in the following programs offered by the faculty inside and outside of the Department of History:


    Master’sAccelerated Master’sJoint Degree



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