The Department of History offers a Master of Arts degree with a major in History. The decision to pursue this degree reflects an interest in and an appreciation for the historical past and serves a four-fold purpose: to prepare well-qualified history educators; to demonstrate alternative modes of historical expressions such as simulations and living history; to provide students with research and investigative skills applicable to academic and professional situations; and to encourage the thoughtful and continuing study of history throughout the lifetime of the individual.
Options available for the degree include: Option I: Thesis This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience. Option III: Course Work This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
Students in the History program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.