Possible routes to the MA
- 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.
- Eight course credits in accordance with the distribution described in #1 above, plus the writing of an MA thesis. This route will normally take more than one academic year.
- For those students enrolled in the MA/PhD program, satisfactory completion of the first year of study.
It is strongly recommended that those students considering writing an MA thesis or applying to a PhD program take a thematic 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.