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Program Curriculum

The M.A. in History offers students flexibility in the course work they pursue by encouraging that the program for each individual be built around areas of interest. The History Department offers the Plan B (Non-Thesis Option) online graduate program which requires 36 hours of course work and leads to the Master of Arts degree.

Required Core Courses (3 hours)

  • HIST 535: Historiography

Concentration Courses (12 Hours)

Students must complete at least 4 courses in an area of concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Pre-Modern Europe/World (Ancient World to Early Modern Europe)
    • Course offerings coming soon.
  • Modern Europe (Enlightenment to Present)
    • Course offerings coming soon.
  • Non-Western World
    • Course offerings coming soon.
  • Pre- Civil War United States (including Civil War)
    • Course offerings coming soon.
  • Post- Civil War United States
    • Course offerings coming soon.

Research Tool

All students must demonstrate competence in a research tool. In order to fulfill this requirement, students may demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by passing a proficiency exam or take certain courses that develop research skills. A grade of B is required in any research tool course. The Modern Languages Department will administer language proficiency exams.

  • HIST 535: Historiography
  • MATH 203: Statistics

Selected Elective Courses (21 hours)

In addition to courses outlined above, students must complete 21 hours of electives in combination with transferred hours relating to history with advisor approval.Courses may be selected from the list below.

  • Course offerings coming soon.

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • Students may transfer up to 12 hours from another graduate program or institution to fulfill program requirements (if courses meet transfer requirements and advisor approval).
  • Certain courses may be offered on a rotating basis, so please plan your program of study carefully
  • To learn about course offerings and other program requirements, and to build a program that’s right for you, please contact the History Department’s Graduate Advisor, Dr. Marko Dumancic by email at

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 Last Modified 6/2/17