Purpose of degree:
To develop the analytical, literary, and verbal skills of students and to familiarize them with historical literature. Thesis students will learn to conduct original research and they will learn to organize large amounts of information into presentable form.
Outcome expectations of students and degree completion:
Students will attain a better understanding of history. They will become familiar with historical methodology and literature. They will improve their verbal and written communication skills.
Most of our M.A. graduates teach in the high schools; some have obtained Ph.D.s and teach on the college level; others work for historical societies, museums, publishing houses, and the National Park Service.
Undergraduate prerequisites required:
A bachelor's degree in history is preferable. Students with fewer than 15 credits in history can be admitted on a conditional basis.
Typical time to finish:
Full-time students can finish in a calendar year.
View the Course Catalog for more information.