History - Master of Arts

Thesis Program

Thirty-six credits (27 of which must be at the 500 level) are required for the thesis program:

Prefix Title Credits
Select at least 3 credits from Public History courses above the 500 level3
Select four History Graduate Seminars including the following:
HIST 598 Craft of History3
Select two from the following:6
Reading Seminar: Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers3
Reading Seminar: Modernity and its Discontents3
Reading Seminar: Nature and Society3
Reading Seminar: History, Myth and Memory3
HIST 596Research Seminar3
Select a maximum of 6 credits in related fields outside the Department of History 16
Select 9 credits at the 500-level or above in the Department of History9
HIST 599Master's Thesis6
Total Credits36

A student choosing the thesis program must receive permission for his/her thesis by passing a thesis proposal defense after earning 12 graduate credits in History. The department will provide guidelines for the thesis defense. Students who choose the thesis program must pass a final oral examination over their graduate course work and their thesis. All graduate students will be required to present a research paper in a public forum approved by the department's Graduate Director.

Dual Track M.A. (Public History and Thesis)

Students choosing to pursue both the thesis track and Public History concentration must complete the course hours required for the public history concentration, perform an internship, and defend the proposed thesis before undertaking it using guidelines provided by the department, present the public history portfolio at a public presentation, complete the thesis, and defend their course work, thesis and public history portfolio at a final oral examination. In order to satisfactorily complete both programs, such students would complete 39 credits, including three hours of internship credit and six hours of thesis work.

Prefix Title Credits
Select four History Graduate Seminars including the following:
HIST 594 Public History3
HIST 598 Craft of History3
HIST 596 Research Seminar3
Select one from the following:3
Reading Seminar: Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers3
Reading Seminar: Modernity and its Discontents3
Reading Seminar: Nature and Society3
Reading Seminar: History, Myth and Memory3
HIST 585Public History Internship3
Select a maximum of 9 credits (450-and above) outside the Department of History 29
Preparation of an article of scholarly quality3
Select 3 credits at the 500 level from courses in the Department of History3
HIST 599Master's Thesis6
Total Credits36