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Degree Requirements

Candidates for the master’s degree are required to complete 30 credits of graduate-level history work, or, alternatively, 24 credits and an acceptable 6-credit thesis written under the direction of a professor.

  • Three credits must be taken in Historical Methodology.
  • Students electing to write a thesis will designate (in consultation with the Director) a 3-person thesis committee. Students and the Committee will have a Proposal / T1 meeting (prior to registering for thesis credits) and a defense, scheduled when the Advisor and Committee deems the student ready. All completed and defended theses will be digitized and placed online.
  • All graduate students will have a formal / designated advisor in the department, and the Mentor-Mentee relationship will be formalized by the start of the student’s second term in the program.

| Curriculum effective Summer 2019 |
•30 Credits / 10 courses
•HIS 500: Methodology
•Tracks
1.Thesis Option
2.Non-Thesis Option
Formal Mentoring / Advising