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
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
  3. Written statement that describes the historical areas you wish to study and details how graduate study will contribute to your professional and academic goals.