M.A. of Arts Degree in History - Non-Thesis Track
The MA degree in History (non-thesis) requires a minimum of 36 hours of approved course work, including HIST 598 (Historiography and Historical Method) and one research course (HIST 520, 532, and 542). In consultation with the graduate history advisor, a student may take 12 hours in an appropriate supporting field. The student must take course work in United States and non-United States history.
Each non-thesis track student in history must demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language prior to the awarding of the MA Degree. Proficiency will be measured either by the successful completion (with a C or better) of 14 hours in a single foreign language (either on an undergraduate or graduate level) or by obtaining a passing score on a standardized foreign language exam.
A written comprehensive examination will be administered after the student has completed her/his course work or during the semester of anticipated graduation. The examination, based on course work submitted for the MA degree plan, will be constructed, administered, and evaluated by the student's advisory committee. If the result of the examination is unsatisfactory, the student will be allowed to retake the comprehensive examination one additional time. Additional course work in areas of weakness may be required.