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Graduate Bulletin Homepage |College of Arts & Sciences |Graduate Program Curricula | History Master of Arts Degree Program

Program Leading to the Master of Arts Degree in History

Program of Study (30 credits, minimum)

  1. History (21 credits, minimum):
    1. Courses, as advised, including at least one research seminar in the appropriate major field and one reading seminar;
    2. With departmental approval a thesis in history for 4-6 credits may be presented in place of or in addition to the research seminar;
  2. Supporting courses (0-9 credits): Courses in the social sciences and other fields as advised; 
  3. Satisfactory completion of a major field examination in one concentration chosen from Group A or one concentration chosen from Group B:

    Group A
    United States History
    Modern European History
    Latin America History
    African History
    Asian History

    Group B
    Local and Regional History
    International History
    Social and/or Economic History
    Public Policy
    Gender and Society
    Culture and Society
    Work and Society

Major Field Examination
With departmental approval a student may prepare for examination a field of concentration not listed under Groups A or B. The major field examination is waived for those students who write a master's thesis in history (His 699).

Foreign Language Requirement
A reading knowledge of one foreign language appropriate to the student's major field is required for M.A. candidates writing Master's theses on non-U.S. topics. This requirement can be fulfilled by an examination in the Department, by an examination administered by a language department with approval of the History Department, or by satisfactory completion of a graduate level language course that has been approved by the History Department. A student may not take the language examination more than twice for the M.A. degree.


Last updated on 7/10/2008