Master's Degree Requirements

Students pursuing an MA in history typically take two years to complete their degree. MA students must take a minimum of 45 graduate credit hours, demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language and must complete a Master's Thesis or complete two substantial research papers.

Specific course requirements and program requirements can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Graduate Student Handbook

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Please note: The History Department will be pausing graduate admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year. We will resume admissions in 2024-25 for enrollment in fall 2025. We encourage you to visit our website and get in touch in 2024.