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

History (Online), 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 online Master of Arts in History  degree program (offered in a non-thesis track only) 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); and
  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 include a minimum 18 semester hours of social sciences and 18 semester hours of history.

Basic core requirement for the online M.A. in History (non-thesis) is HIST 5030 . Additional requirements include 27 semester hours of history electives. In total, a minimum of 50 percent of the graduate program of study must be taken in history courses restricted to graduate students only (5000 level or above).

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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