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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

History - General History Concentration, MA


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Program Code: MA_255B
CIP Code: 54.0101

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.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in History


Total Required (Minimum 30 Hours with Thesis; 36 Hours without Thesis)


Thesis Options (27 or 33 Hours)


Choose One:

Thesis Option

Non-Thesis Option

  • 15 hours of graduate electives: may be satisfied by enrolling in other History courses or in up to 6 hours of relevant courses in other departments with advice and approval of the advisor.

Other Requirements for the MA in History


  • Thesis: Optional
  • 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.

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