About the Program
The Master of Arts program provides a sophisticated knowledge of history, both as a mode of inquiry and a form of understanding, and can serve as a terminal degree or as the foundation for more advanced graduate work.
The Master of Arts program features:
- Small, seminar-type classes taught by a faculty member
- Classes that meet once a week in the evening
- Access to University resources including:
Applicants must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition, they should have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in undergraduate history with a grade point average of 3.0. Applicants should also submit with their application a graded paper written for an upper-division undergraduate course, preferably in history. Those who do not meet all admission requirements should consult Professor Christina Bueno at (773) 442-5608.
Thirty-six credit hours are required, including 30 credit hours in history and 6 in related fields or additional history courses:
HIST 401: Historiography and Historical Methods, 3 cr.
Nine graduate-level history electives; two may be in related fields: 27 credit hours
Two graduate research seminars: 6 credit hours
Students must pass a final examination, in two fields, upon completion of their coursework.