M.A. in History, World 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 (6 credits)
HS-501Historical Criticism3
or HS-502 The Philosophy of History
HS-503Introduction to the Study of World History3
World History Specialization (18 credits)
Select 2 History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSWLD6
Select 2 World or Non-Western courses designated with Course Types: HSWLD or HSNW 6
Select 2 European History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSUS or HSEU6
Thesis (6 credits)
Select 3 credits of History (HS) coursework3
HS-690History Master's Thesis3
HS-THDThesis Defense0
Total Credits30

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
HS-503 Introduction to the Study of World History3HS-501 Historical Criticism or 5023Select 6 credits of Graduate World or Non-Western courses designated with Course Types: HSWLD or HSNW6
Select 3 credits of Graduate History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSWLD3Select 3 credits of Graduate History (HS) courses designated with Course Type: HSWLD3 
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
Select 6 credits of GraduateHistory (HS) coursres designated with Course Type: HSUS or HSEU6Select 3 credits of Graduate History (HS-500+) Electives3 
 HS-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.