Master of Arts (revised April 2006)
Possible routes to the M. A. are as follows.
- Eight course credits distributed as follows. This route will normally take one academic year:
- At least four credits must be at the 2000 level. At least three of those four graduate credits must be fulfilled through coursework in the History Department.
- A maximum of two of the eight credits may be taken outside the Department, provided the student presents a coherent program.
- Students should designate a thematic, geographical, or chronological focus for their studies. At least two of the eight credits are to be fulfilled through courses in that area. A maximum of one of these two credits may be taken outside the Department, subject to approval.
It is strongly recommended that those students considering writing an MA thesis or applying to a PhD program take a research seminar in History.
Seminars should be taken with at least two different instructors. All courses must be completed with grades of B or better for the student to receive graduate credit. There is no foreign language requirement for the master's degree.