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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, M.A.


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Program Admission


In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, all applicants for regular admission to the Master of Arts in History degree program must meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum combined score of 900 on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (Verbal plus Quantitative); and
  2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 (based on a 4.0 scale); and
  3. A minimum formula score of 1875, calculated by multiplying cumulative undergraduate grade point average by GRE score (verbal plus quantitative);
  4. Provide three letters of recommendation from current or former professors: the applicant is responsible to make sure that people who have written the letters of recommendation have submitted them on time.
  5. A writing sample such as a book review, honors’ thesis or research paper no longer than 10 pages, double-spaced excluding bibliography.


Applicants who fail to meet the above standards may be admitted on conditional status as recommended by the Graduate History Admission and Curriculum Committee in concert with the Dean of the Graduate School.

Program Requirements


Undergraduate requirements are 18 semester hours of social sciences and 18 semester hours of history.

Basic core requirement for the Master of Arts in History is HIST 5030 . Additional requirements include 21 semester hours of history electives and six semester hours of HIST 5099  for a total of 30 semester hours. Students who do not wish to write a thesis are required to take HIST 5030  and 27 semester hours of history electives for a total of 30 semester hours.

Graduate Courses


Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated ‘For Undergraduate and Graduates,’ a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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