The M.A. 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 M.A. in History may also be expanded to include a graduate certificate program in Women’s and Gender Studies. The combined M.A./certificate program requires careful selection of elective courses to fulfill all requirements. A separate application process is required. Students who are interested in the combined M.A./certificate program should contact the program office for additional information.