Sep 29, 2023
There are two tracks available for the M.A. in History:
- Track 1, “Thesis,” is for students whose final goal is a Ph.D.
- Track 2, “Non-thesis,” is for students wanting an intellectual challenge or professional credential.
Students can also enroll in:
- “Cooperative Program in Education and History” for students who want to develop their historical understanding while working for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MTA).
- “Joint Degree Program in Law and History” for students who want to pursue historical studies at the same time that they attend law school.
- Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program
Students enrolled in the thesis track must complete a minimum of thirty credit hours of graduate course work with a grade point average of not less than 3.0.
Students are expected to complete a written comprehensive examination.
Comparative History: thematic field defined by advisor and relevant faculty
Thesis Option: (30 hours)
- Major field of concentration (18 hours)
- including one research seminar
- Course work outside the major field (6 hours)
- These courses can be in history, the humanities, social sciences, or law.
- Research and thesis (6 hours)
- Upper level undergraduate history courses for deficiencies (9 hours)
- Maximum credit hours of 6000-level course work (12 hours)
Students with the assistance of a faculty committee will present a public lecture on a particular historical moment or issue in the last semester of graduate work.