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

A student completing a Master of Arts or a Master of Science Option II program is required to complete 36 semester hours and to take at least 10 of the 12 required courses in the Department of History.

Twelve-course program (36 hours) 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 Modern 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. Choose four electives (12 hours) from among the graduate courses offered by the history department 

6. Research Literature and Techniques (3 hours):

  • HIST 595 - Research Literature and Techniques

7. Choose two additional graduate courses (6 hours) (may be outside of history)