M.A. in History, United States Specialization - Thesis Track

Students interested in pursuing the thesis option must consult with the department before submitting the e-FORM to change their program.

Requirements (3 credits)
HS-501Historical Criticism3
or HS-502 The Philosophy of History
United States Specialization (21 credits)
Select 5 History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSUS15
Select one European History (HS) course designated with Course Type: HSEU3
Select one World or Non-Western course designated with Course Types: HSWLD or HSNW 3
Thesis (6 credits)
Select 3 credits of History (HS) coursework3
HS-690History Master's Thesis3
HS-THDThesis Defense0
Total Credits30

Sequence Chart

Included below is a suggested plan of study to complete this program. Please use this as a guide; consult with you advisor to determine the sequence that best matches your circumstances.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Select 6 credits of Graduate History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSUS6HS-501 Historical Criticism or 5023Select 6 credits of Graduate History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSUS6
 Select one Graduate History (HS) course designated with Course Type: HSEU3 
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
Select 3 credits of Graduate History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSUS3Select 3 credtis of Graduate History (HS) coursework3 
Select one Graduate World or Non-Western course designated with Course Types: HSWLD or HSNW3HS-690 History Master's Thesis3 
 HS-THD Thesis Defense0 
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6 
Total Credits 30