Master of Arts in History - Predoctoral Track


Students enrolled in the predoctoral track must complete a minimum of thirty credit hours of graduate course work with a grade point average of not less than 3.0. There is a thesis option and a non-thesis option. Students are also expected to demonstrate competency in a foreign language.

Primary Fields: 
Europe
United States 
Comparative History

Thesis Option Requirements Credit Hours
Major field of concentration (including one research seminar) 18 
Research and Thesis*  
Coursework outside the major field**  
Upper level undergraduate history courses for deficiencies (as needed) 9
Maximum credit hours of 6000-level coursework 12
Total Hours Required for Degree  30

 
*The student selects a topic and works with a committee composed of three members. Students participate in an oral defense of their thesis upon completion.
**These courses can be in history, the humanities, social sciences, or law. 

Reading proficiency in a European language. This requirement may be met in one of the following ways: 
  a. By passing a proficiency examination 
  b. By successfully completing an intermediate college course in a language appropriate to the student’s course of study.

Non-Thesis Option Requirements Credit Hours
 
Major field of concentration (including one research seminar) 18 
Coursework outside the major field*   6
Additional Coursework in History (including one research seminar) 12 
Upper level undergraduate history courses for deficiencies (as needed) 9
Maximum credit hours of 6000-level coursework 15
Total Hours Required for Degree  36

 *These courses can be in history, the humanities, social sciences, or law. 

Reading proficiency in a European language. This requirement may be met in one of the following ways: 
  a. By passing a proficiency examination 
  b. By successfully completing an intermediate college course in a language appropriate to the student’s course of study.

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