Program & Courses
The mission of the Graduate History Program is to serve the needs of both students who desire to deepen their knowledge for teaching, and also for those who simply seek a more focused and advanced study of the past. Our M.A. program provides students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive grasp of the past so that they might more fully appreciate the heritage of Western Civilization and the problems that confront it today.
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 have up to five years to complete their graduate studies.
- 30 Credits / 10 courses
- HIS 500: Methodology (required)
- Thesis Option [8 courses (24 credits) + Thesis (6 credits)]
- Non-Thesis Option [10 courses (30 credits)]
- Formal Mentoring / Advising
Regularly Offered Courses:
- The Early American Republic
- Modern East Asia
- Historical Methodology
- The Gilded Age
- The Arab-Israeli Conflict
- History of the Middle East to 1920
- The American West
- Europe 1914-1933
- The Reformation
- The Irish in America
- La Belle Époque and WWI
- The Ottoman Empire