Feb 21, 2024
Program Code: MA_255D
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 36 Hours)
Required Courses (18 Hours)
Choose at Least 6 Hours from the Readings Seminars
Concentration Requirements (18 Hours)
Electives (18 Hours)
18 hours of graduate courses from the following Public History courses; OR students may select up to 6 hours of other graduate courses upon approval by the coordinator of the Public History program and the Director of Graduate Studies in History.
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.