Non-Thesis Option


Master of Arts in History


History

 

Degree Options

A student may choose between Thesis- and Non-Thesis options for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in History degree.

 

Non-Thesis Option

The Non-Thesis Option is recommended for students who do not plan to pursue study beyond the M.A. Degree.


To receive the Master of Arts (M.A.) in History degree, students in the Non-Thesis Option must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete 36 hours of graduate coursework in the Non-Thesis Option, as detailed below.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all coursework.
  3. Satisfactorily complete the Comprehensive Examination.
  4. Be recommended for the degree by the Graduate Faculty.
  5. Meet all requirements for the M.A. in History degree within 6 years of enrolling in the M.A. in History program.

 

To receive the Master of Arts (M.A.) in History degree, students in the Public History Option must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete 36 hours of graduate coursework in the Public History Option, as detailed below.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all coursework.
  3. Satisfactorily complete the Comprehensive Examination.
  4. Complete 6 hours of History 637: Public History Internship
    OR
    Complete 3 hours of History 637: Public History Internship AND write a thesis, have it approved by the Major Professor and Thesis Committee, satisfactorily defend the M.A. thesis before the Graduate Faculty, and submit at least 4 copies of the approved final version of the M.A. thesis to the Graduate Coordinator for binding by the Sims Memorial Library.
  5. Be recommended for the degree by the Graduate Faculty.
  6. Meet all requirements for the M.A. in History degree within 6 years of enrolling in the M.A. in History program

 

Non-Thesis Option
Required Course (3 hours)

History 600 Historical Research (3 hours)
American History (9-15 hours)
History 605 America to 1800 (3 hours)
History 606 America 1800-1900 (3 hours)
History 607 America since 1900 (3 hours)
History 610 Southern History (3 hours)
History 611 Louisiana History (3 hours)

European History (9 21 hours)

History 630 Western Thought (3 hours)
History 641 Britain to 1485 (3 hours)
History 642 Britain since 1485 (3 hours)
History 643 Europe to 500 (3 hours)
History 644 Europe 500-1500 (3 hours)
History 645 Europe 1500-1815 (3 hours)
History 646 Europe since 1815 (3 hours)

 

Public History (3-15 hours)

History 632 Introduction to Public History (3 hours)
History 633 Public History Seminar (3 hours)
History 634 Historic Preservation Seminar (3 hours)
History 635 Historical Editing (3 hours)
History 636 Introduction to Archival Practice (3 hours)

Elective (0-12 hours)

History 602 Readings (3 hours)
History 621 Independent Study (3 hours)
History 698 Special Topics (3 hours)
History 655 Seminar for Teachers (3 hours)
History 698 Special Topics (3 hours)
Minor Field (Optional 1) (6 hours)

Total 36 hours

 

Minor Field 1. A student may choose a minor field in either Political Science or Philosophy. The minor requires 6 hours in either discipline and must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.