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Combined Degree Program in History (BA/MA or BS/MA)


This combined degree program enables students to complete their bachelors and masters in history in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years. When qualified Brockport undergraduate history majors are admitted to this combined degree program, they may take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in history, all at the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits may apply to undergraduate and graduate degree requirements simultaneously. Upon finishing all undergraduate degree requirements and graduating in good academic standing in the combined degree program, students matriculate directly into the master of arts in history program.

Admission to the Program

Admission to this highly selective combined degree program is restricted to Brockport history students who have:

  • completed at least 54 undergraduate credits
  • completed no more than 99 undergraduate credits
  • a cumulative Brockport GPA of at least 3.0
  • a Brockport GPA of 3.25 in history courses
  • either completed or are currently taking BOTH of the following:
    • HST 390 Research Methods

Qualified students interested in this combined degree program should speak with the history department graduate director before submitting the online application. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 1 for fall admission and by November 15 for spring admission.

Applications include:

  • general personal information
  • statement of objectives
  • writing sample
  • two letters of recommendation from Brockport faculty

Program Requirements

Taking Graduate Classes as a Combined Degree Student

Once admitted to this combined degree program, undergraduate students can take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in history at the undergraduate tuition rate. Up to 6 of these credits can fulfill requirements for their history major, while the remaining 6 credits can fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.  These 12 credits can fulfill requirements for their master of arts in history once they matriculate into that program.

Students may take no more than two gradaute courses per semester while completing their undergraduate studies. Students must take at least two 500-level courses before they can be considered for entry into 600- level courses, and these courses will be at the discretion of the graduate director.

When combined degree students have fulfilled all requirements for their undergraduate major and their undergraduate degree, they may no longer take graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rate. Furthermore, no more than 12 graduate credits taken as undergraduates at Brockport can transfer into their graduate degree program and fulfill its course requirements.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in the Program

Combined degree students must maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA while enrolled in the combined degree program to remain in good academic standing in the program.

Students who are dismissed or choose to dematriculate from the combined degree program, can complete outstanding requirements for the undergraduate major and degree. If such a student subsequently applies for the graduate program, those credits may be transferred to fulfill graduate degree requirements.

Matriculation into the Graduate Program

When undergraduate students in good academic standing in this combined degree program graduate from Brockport, they are eligible to automatically matriculate into the master of arts in history program. All Brockport graduate academic policies will then apply to them.

Department of History

Department Chair: Jose Torre
Location: Liberal Arts 308
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Phone: (585) 395-2377
Fax: (585) 395-2620

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Faculty & Staff

Katherine Clark Ph.D
(Indiana University-Bloomington)
Associate Professor

John P Daly Ph.D
(Rice University)
Associate Professor

Carl Davila Ph.D
(Yale University)
Associate Professor + Associate Chair

Owen S Ireland Ph.D
(University Of Pittsburgh-Main Campus)
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Andrew H Kless MA
(Syracuse University)
Adjunct Lecturer

W Bruce Leslie Ph.D
(Johns Hopkins University)
Distinguished Service Professor

Anne S Macpherson Ph.D
(University Of Wisconsin-Madison)
Associate Professor

Salahuddin Malik Ph.D
(McGill University)

Morag S Martin Ph.D
(University Of California-Irvine)
Associate Professor

Paul B Moyer Ph.D
(College Of William And Mary)
Professor and Associate Chair

Stephen T Neese Ph.D
(George Washington University)

Takashi Nishiyama Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Martin T Norment BA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Teaching Assistant

Kenneth P O'Brien Ph.D
(Northwestern University)
Associate Professor + Director of Transfer Articulation

Alison M Parker Ph.D
(Johns Hopkins University)

Stephanie G Pawlicki BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Teaching Assistant

Christopher Pedersen Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer

Meredith L Roman Ph.D
(Michigan State University)
Associate Professor

Teri L Rombaut BA
(Blackburn College)
Secretary 1

Angela Thompsell Ph.D
(University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Associate Professor

Jose R Torre Ph.D
(SUNY At Binghamton)
Associate Professor and Chair