Minimum departmental requirements for the Master of Arts degree with a major in history are as follows:
Thirty (30) credit hours in history, reflecting the required courses and concentration requirements detailed below
Completion of the second year of a college course in a modern foreign language with a grade of "C" or above, or successful completion of a reading examination approved by the history department in a modern foreign language.
Completion of a thesis for six credit hours.
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination in one of the three fields of concentration.
Students in the U.S. concentration must take at least one offering of HIST 600 and one offering of HIST 605. Students in the U.S. concentration must take at least 21 credits at the 600 level or above.
Students in the U.S. concentration and in the Local/Regional/Public concentration must take, in addition to HIST 653 or its equivalent, three credit hours of course work outside the field of their concentration.
Students in the World concentration must take at least six credit hours of course work in the region(s) of their thesis and must take six credit hours of course work in regions other than the region of their thesis.
Required Courses for All Students
All Masters of Arts students are required to complete the following courses:
First Year, Fall Semester
HIST 653, Patterns of World History, or its equivalent
HIST 671, Seminar in Historical Research Methods
First Year, Spring Semester
HIST 673, Graduate Research and Writing Seminar
Second Year, Fall Semester
HIST 700, Thesis
Second Year, Spring Semester
HIST 700, Thesis