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 must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in undergraduate history, including 9 credits in upper-level history courses. (Those who do not meet this requirement may petition the Department's Graduate Advisor in writing for admission.) Applicants should also submit with their application a graded paper written for an upper-division undergraduate course, preferably in history. For specifics regarding admission requirements, please consult Professor Christina Bueno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a look at this helpful information sheet for potential students, What Every Student in the History M.A. Program Needs to Know
Thirty-three credit hours are required, including 27 credit hours in history and six in related fields or additional History courses:
- HIST 401: Historiography and Historical Methods, 3 cr.
- Eight graduate-level history electives; two may be in related fields: 24 credit hours
- Two graduate research seminars: six credit hours