Master of Arts in History

Degree Requirements

Graduate Programs

A total of 36 semester hours of graduate work is required. A student may transfer a maximum of six semester hours of graduate work in which a grade of "B" or better has been earned from approved institutions. All transfer work is subject to approval by the student's advisor. No more than six semester hours in independent study courses and six hours of electives outside of History may be applied to this degree.

OPTION I: Master of Arts Degree in History (With Thesis)

OPTION II: Master of Arts Degree in History (Without Thesis)

Research Seminar (3 hours)

  • HIST 5310 - Seminar in History

Historiography (3 hours)

  • HIST 5394 - Historiography

Thesis (Option I only) 6 hours

  • HIST 5395 - Thesis
  • HIST 5396 - Thesis

Other History Course Electives (15-21 hours)

  • Option I - 15 hours
  • Option II -   21 hours

Reading Seminars - one in each of the following areas (9 hours)

  • European History - Before 1715 or since 1715
  • United States History - To 1877 or since 1877
  • World History - African History or Latin American History