History Master of Arts

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Description

For more than a quarter century the Department of History has offered high quality and rigorous graduate training in history to a diverse student body, including secondary school teachers seeking certification or advanced training; those committed to museum, archival and records management careers; PhD aspirants; and mid-life career changers from a variety of professions. Their one common feature has been a love of history and a desire to study it intensively.

Admission to the Program

Applicants to the Master of Arts in History program must submit a completed application. Application requirements and materials are available online

For further information about the application process, contact the Graduate School.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.

  1. The MA in History is a 33-credit degree program.
  2. 2. Up to 12 credits of graduate course work with a grade of "B" or better may be transferred from other institutions with the approval of the Graduate Committee.
  3. All courses must carry graduate credit (500 level or above). At least 18 credits of the courses must be at the 600 level or above, excluding HST 710. All students must take at least one research-intensive 500 level course.
  4. 4. Students may not apply more than 12 credits of the following non-classroom courses to the MA degree::
    • HST 503 Graduate Internship
    • HST 599 Independent Study in History
    • HST 691 Research in American History
    • HST 695 Research in World History
    • HST 699 Independent Study in History
    • HST 700 Historical Integration
    • HST 701 Masters Thesis
    • HST 702 Public History Capstone
    • HST 710 College Teaching Practicum

Students in this program choose from one of four tracks:

American History

  • HST 600 Introduction to Historical Study
  • HST 614 Reading Seminar in Early America
  • HST 615 Reading Seminar in Modern America

Note: Students complete elective courses in American history as necessary to fulfill the 33-credit requirement.

World History

  • HST 600 Introduction to Historical Study

Note: Students complete elective courses in world history as necessary to fulfill the 33-credit requirement.

American/World History

  • HST 600 Introduction to Historical Study
  • HST 700 Historical Integration

American Public History

  • HST 600 Introduction to Historical Study
  • HST 614 Reading Seminar in Early America
  • HST 615 Reading Seminar in Modern America
  • HST 702 Public History Capstone
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