M.A.or M.S. in History (Option I)

The student completing either a Master of Arts or a Master of Science Option I program takes 36 semester hours. This includes 6 hours of thesis. The student may take one graduate course outside history as an elective. 

Program to be completed:

1. Historiography and Methodology (3 hours):

  • HIST 590 - Historiography and Historical Theory

2. Historical Methods (3 hours)

  • HIST 591 - Historical Methods

3. Choose two courses (6 hours) from:

  • HIST 521 - Readings in Latin American History
  • HIST 542 - Readings in Medieval European History
  • HIST 543 - Readings in Early Modern European History
  • HIST 544 - Readings in Modern European History
  • HIST 551 - Readings in Colonial North American History
  • HIST 552 - Readings in Revolutionary American History
  • HIST 553 - Readings in U.S. History, 1850-1920
  • HIST 554 - Readings in U.S. History from 1920
  • HIST 556 - Readings in the Early National United States, 1789-1850

4. Choose one course (3 hours) from:

  • HIST 520 - Topics in World/Comparative History 
  • HIST 540 - Seminar in European History
  • HIST 550 - Seminar in American History 
  • HIST 568 - Seminar in History Education
  • HIST 597 - Special Topics

5. Thesis (6 hours):

  • HIST 518 - Thesis

6. Graduate History Practicum (3 hours):

  • HIST 592 (requires concurrent registration in HIST 518)

7. Electives (Chose four courses from among the following options) (12 hours)

  1. Any graduate history course
  2. A graduate course outside of History (requires graduate faculty advisor approval) (limit one)
  3. A second semester of HIST 592