The program leading to the M.A. in History is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of and skills at the study of the past and for those intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. Thus, students seeking the M.A. in History have two options, a “professional” option and a “research” option.
Students in the research option must complete thirty-six semester hours of course work, demonstrate reading proficiency in an approved foreign language, and successfully complete a master’s thesis.
Having completed twenty-seven hours of course work, students must complete and present a thesis in history for evaluation by a master’s committee.
Students in the “professional” option in History must complete thirty-six hours of coursework, all normally in organized HIST and HUHI courses. They are not required to complete a thesis or meet a foreign language requirement.