Program of Study for the Master of Arts in History
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; cover letter stating reasons that the applicant wishes to enter the program in history; sample of written work such as a research paper.
Proficiency: General History students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign language**, or competence in statistics and computer science as a research tool, subject to departmental approval. There is no proficiency requirement for Historic Preservation or Public History students.
Candidacy: Required for thesis students only; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
Comprehensive: A written comprehensive examination is required by the end of the third semester of course work for thesis students, and by the end of the fourth semester of coursework for non-thesis students.
Product of Learning: Not required
*Public History students are prohibited from double concentrating.
**For foreign language proficiency, students must either take the necessary courses for credit and earn a C or above in each course, or pass the exam administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.