History, MA

The department offers a Master of Arts in History; students can choose from concentrations in world history and public history.

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.

Public history emphasizes the study of topics such as material culture, historical exhibits and museums, historical agencies, and archival administration.

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.

Program pending approval.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Note: The MA in history requires a concentration (world history or public history). Consult your college administrator.

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
HIST 7370Texts, Maps, and Networks: Readings and Methods for Digital History3
History Concentration
Complete 3 semester hours from the following range:3
HIST 7300 to HIST 7700
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
Digital History
HIST 7370Texts, Maps, and Networks: Readings and Methods for Digital History3
Public History
HIST 5237Issues and Methods in Public History3
History
Group 1
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:6
Topics in Public History
Group 2
Complete 3 semester hours from the following range:3
HIST 7301 to HIST 7700
Fieldwork
HIST 8410Fieldwork in History 13
Electives
Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
European Social History 1650–1850

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required