History, MA

The Master of Arts in History offers two concentrations:  public history and world history.

Public history encompasses the practice of history outside the academy in museums, state and local historical societies, archives, the National Park Service, and more. Public history includes the study of such topics as material culture, historical exhibits and museums, historical agencies, archival administration, and how difficult issues including slavery and site of violence are presented to the public.

World history focuses on the history of regions or peoples in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, or the United States, with attention to the intersections and connections between national, regional, and global developments.

Academic Standing/Progress

Students are expected to maintain a 3.000 grade-point average (GPA). Should the GPA drop below 3.000, the student will be placed on academic probation and allowed one more semester to bring his or her GPA to the 3.000 level. If the student is not able to meet this requirement by the end of the following semester, the student may be asked to leave the program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

The Master of Arts in History offers two concentrations:  world history and public history. The program requires a concentration. Please consult with a Department of History graduate program director for additional details.  

Major Requirements for Concentration in World History

Theory and Methodology
A grade of B or higher is required:
HIST 5101Theory and Methodology 13
HIST 5102Theory and Methodology 23
Digital History
HIST 7370Texts, Maps, and Networks: Readings and Methods for Digital History3
Research Seminar
HIST 7301 to HIST 73253
Electives
Complete 21 semester hours from the following:21
European Social History 1650–1850

Major Requirements for Concentration in Public History

Theory and Methodology
A grade of B or higher is required:
HIST 5101Theory and Methodology 13
Public History
HIST 5237Issues and Methods in Public History3
Digital History
HIST 7370Texts, Maps, and Networks: Readings and Methods for Digital History3
Fieldwork
HIST 8410Fieldwork in History 13
Research Seminar
HIST 7301 to HIST 73253
Electives
Group 1
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Topics in Public History
Group 2
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Money, Markets, Commodities: Global Economic History

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required