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Master of Arts in History


Course Description

MA in History

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The Department offers students several options for designing a personalized M.A. program that meets their interests and career goals. Students may earn the M.A. in History by completing course work and writing a thesis OR a professional paper.

M.A. Thesis Option
At least 3 hours in 17th or 18th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in 19th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in U.S. history since 1900
At least 3 hours in Non-U.S. History
HIST 5603 “Professional Practices” (3 hours)
HIST 5993 Thesis (6 hours)
9 additional graduate hours in history of your choice
30 TOTAL HOURS

M.A. Professional Paper option
At least 3 hours in 17th or 18th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in 19th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in U.S. history since 1900
At least 3 hours in Non-U.S. History
HIST 5603 “Professional Practices” (3 hours)
HIST 5973 Professional Paper (3 hours)
18 additional graduate hours in history of your choice
36 TOTAL HOURS

M.A. Public History Option
At least 3 hours in 17th or 18th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in 19th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in U.S. history since 1900
At least 3 hours in Non-U.S. History
HIST 5603 “Professional Practices” (3 hours)
3-6 hours in internship
HIST 5973 Professioal Paper (3 hours)
Additional graduate hours in history of your choice
36 TOTAL HOURS

The Department also offers a Combined History and Government Degree Plan that couples 21 hours of graduate study in history with 18 hours of graduate study in government. Graduates of the combined program write a professional paper and receive an M.A. in History but have enough graduate hours to teach both history and government in Texas community colleges. Graduates are also qualified to teach dual credit courses in both history and government in Texas high schools.

M.A. Combined History and Government Option
At least 3 hours in 17th or 18th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in 19th century U.S. history
At least 3 hours in U.S. history since 1900
At least 3 hours in Non-U.S. history
HIST 5603 “Professional Practices” (3 hours)
HIST 5973 Professional Paper (3 hours)
3 additional graduate hours in history of your choice
18 additional graduate hours in government of your choice
39 TOTAL HOURS

Entry Requirements

3.25 GPAWritten statement of purpose2 letters of reference

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