The Department of History offers a 36 credit-hour Master of Arts degree which develops professional competency through extensive reading, focused examination of special topics, practice in analytical and synthetical skills, and competency in computer searches in historical data bases and on-line services.
The student’s program will consist of courses from various areas within History, Historic
Preservation, Social Studies, and other disciplines where appropriate. These courses
will include 600-level readings courses which focus on a particular moment or era
in history, and 600-level seminars which will focus on the research of a specific
topic resulting in a scholarly paper.
The Master of Arts in History prepares the student for advanced professional study or career placement. Students will enhance investigative and communicative skills acquired as undergraduates and demonstrate their mastery of historical skills through a program that integrates extensive research in a special topic with a breadth of knowledge in complementary subjects.
Upon completion of the Master of Arts in History, the student should be able to