Program of Study
Choose a concentration in one of two tracks: Academic or Public History
Each involves a range of readings and skills-based courses, along with a workshop in which you’ll learn to develop a historical research question and begin the process of researching answers and communicating the results to others.
From there, you’ll develop a capstone project, drawing on research, writing and digital skills to produce a work unique to you, such as a publishable article, a museum exhibit, an oral history project or some other work that advances your research interests and career goals.
If you're accepted to both programs, you may also pair the MA in History with the MS in Information Science or with the Juris Doctor in Law. These options give you the unique chance to support your education in history with an interdisciplinary curriculum that will make you a strong candidate for post-graduation opportunities.
For more information, contact Alexander Dawson at 518-442-5300 or [email protected].
Dual Degree Programs
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Identify and interpret significant and innovative works of historical literature.
- Distinguish between the research questions, methodology, and research contributions in scholarly works of history.
- Engage in primary source research wherein the student identifies and interprets original evidence, develops original arguments, and demonstrates competence in critical analysis.
- Demonstrate in written work the ability to use original source materials and secondary works of scholarship in a manner consistent with the historical profession.
- Evaluate the argument, narrative, evidence, and historiographic importance of a monograph.