Master of Arts Degree in History

https://www.una.edu/history/graduate-students/master-of-arts-degree-program.html

In addition to the general requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies (See General Regulations and Procedures), admission to the Master of Arts degree program in History requires the following:

Unconditional Admission

  1. Preparation: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least 24 hours in history, including up to twelve hours below the 300 level or have completed a major and/or minor in history. A Graduate Admissions Committee will review each application; consequently, all applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions of the University in accordance with submission deadlines established by that office.
  2. Scholastic Achievement: A minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. Test Scores: Submission of satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Esam (GRE), which shall consist of the attainment of at least two of the three following scores: Verbal, 146; Quantitative, 140; Analytical Writing,   3.5.
  4. Three completed recommendation forms.
  5. Application Essay: A type written essay of 250-350 words which describes career goals and areas of historical interest for study in the graduate program.
  6. Writing Sample: Minimum of four pages, preferably a research or scholarly essay or paper from previous classes. It may also be a sample of professional or creative writing.

Transfer Admission

In addition to the general requirements for Transfer Admission to Graduate Studies (See General Regulations and Procedures), up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit by transfer may be accepted with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Exceptions must be approved by the graduate program coordinator, department chair, and college dean.

Advisement

Prior to completion of their first semester credit in the program, students shall be assigned an academic advisor.

Degree and Program Plans

Master of Arts Degree in History requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit and includes the following core and options:

Core Courses of Study
HI 605Historiography and Methodology3
HI 611Seminar in U.S. History to 18773
HI 612Seminar in U.S. History Since 18773
HI 621Seminar in World History to 18153
HI 622Seminar in World History Since 18153
Elective Courses of Study
Research Skill Requirement 118
Thesis or Non-Thesis
Select one from the following:18
Total Hours51

Thesis Option1

HI 695Thesis6
HI 699Thesis Defense0
Select an additional 12 semester hours from the following:12
History Electives (500-600 level)
Total Hours18

 Non-Thesis Option1

HI 640Directed Research and Study6
Select an additional 12 semester hours from the following:12
History Electives (500-600 level)
HI 698Comprehensive Examination0
Total Hours18