General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|HIST 8714||Historical Methods||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to American History I (to 1865) 1|
|Studies in American Diplomatic History|
|Managing History 1|
|United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War|
|Introduction to European History|
|Introduction to World History|
|One writing seminar||3|
|Other coursework determined by the student's specific interests and goals||18|
|HIST 9996||Master's Thesis 2||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Those with a concentration in Public History are required to take both HIST 8101 and HIST 8152.
Students must complete 27 s.h. of coursework before registering for HIST 9996, the 3-credit M.A. Thesis Colloquium.
Internship: An internship is required only of students pursuing Public History as a primary or secondary field.
Students in the general M.A. program must take two courses (6 credits) of coursework outside the student's primary field of study as they are prohibited from taking courses exclusively in one geographic area. Courses of a comparative nature, including independent study courses, offered in fulfillment of this geographic distribution requirement must include readings that are at least 50% outside the student's primary geographic area. HIST 9996, the M.A. Thesis Colloquium, does not satisfy this requirement. Further, the geographic distribution requirement does not apply to those with a concentration in Public History.
All M.A. students submit and defend a master's thesis to complete the requirements for the degree. A student preparing to defend a thesis should notify the Graduate Secretary of the date and time s/he has confirmed with her/his thesis committee, which consists of the student's advisor and another member of the History Department's Graduate Faculty chosen by the student. The student must be enrolled at the time of the defense.
University-wide regulations governing an M.A. student at the time of matriculation apply throughout her/his career until the degree is received. If departmental or college regulations change, the student similarly follows the rules in place at the time of her/his matriculation unless s/he obtains approval of the advisory committee and written permission from the Graduate Council to follow more recent requirements.