Master's Program

Tallinn, Estonia. Photo Contributed by Mark Cioc

** We regret to inform you that we will not be admitting students into our MA program for the 2022-23 Academic Year **


The Department of History offers an M.A. degree in history for those individuals who are interested in postgraduate work, but who are not planning to complete a Ph.D. It is a degree program that can fulfill in-service education requirements for current teachers as well as for future teachers earning a single-subject credential in social studies. Part-time enrollment is allowed.

Each student will be required to choose one of three areas of specialization (U.S., Europe, East Asia). To complete the degree, each student must pass a total of 12 courses of 5 credits each and two courses of 2 credits each to include 280A, 280B, and/or 280C. Students must also write an M.A. paper of an average word count of 8000-10000, excluding footnotes and bibliography. For students specializing in Europe, U.S., and East Asia, the curriculum will be nearly identical to that taken by Ph.D. students in their first two years, except that there will be no language requirement.

Program Director
Professor Marc Matera
Office: Stevenson 214

Graduate Program Coordinator
Cindy Morris
Office: Humanities 1, room 201