The MA in History offers students the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the Historical Discipline.  Students take a total of 12 courses, with all students beginning with History 421 “The Historical Discipline,” in the Autumn Quarter of their first year.  In Autumn Quarter of their second year, all students take History 422, “Seminar in Primary Source Analysis.”   Finally, in the Spring Quarter of their last year in the program, students take History 489, “The Graduate Capstone Seminar.” In between the curricular bookends of 421 and 489, students take a total of nine graduate colloquia.

The MA in History may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest.  Students participating in a combined MA/certificate program should consult with their academic advisor to determine what coursework might count toward both programs.  A separate application process for the certificate is required.  Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the Graduate Student Services Office for additional information.

  • History + Digital Humanities Certificate
  • History + Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate
Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours