History - Master of Arts
A master's student designs a specific program to meet one of three plans:
Plan A allows substantial training and research in a single subfield of history but within a foundation of broader coursework.
Plan A requires:
- at least eight courses in history numbered 800 or above, including at least one research seminar;
- a thesis in a single subfield (equivalent to two courses).
Plan B allows substantial breadth over at least two subfields. The subfields in history include the following: the ancient world, medieval Europe, early modern Europe, modern Europe, European intellectual history, medieval England, early modern England, modern England, early modern France, modern France, early modern Germany, modern Germany, Iberia, Russia, early U.S., modern U.S., colonial Latin America, modern Latin America, the Far East, the Near East, sub-Saharan Africa, and the history of science.
Plan B requires:
- at least ten courses in history numbered 800 or above, including at least one research seminar;
- oral examination demonstrating competence in two subfields of history.
Plan C allows students who enter the doctoral program without an M.A. to pursue the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees simultaneously.
Plan C requires:
- at least 30 credits of coursework during preparation for the Ph.D. qualifying examinations, as described in the Graduate Student Handbook;
- submission of a seminar or other research paper as a demonstration of competence in basic research techniques;
- passing Ph.D. qualifying examinations.
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