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History Graduate Program

Department of History

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

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Major in History (Major Code: 5111)

General Requirements

  • All students seeking admission to the master’s degree program in history are required to submit a writing sample as part of their application. Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree in history from a program that includes a historical methods and/or senior seminar course(s) may, with approval of the graduate advisor, submit the final paper from one of these courses to meet this requirement.

General Degree Requirements

30-Hour Thesis Program

  • 18-30 semester hours in history, including HIST 6301 and HIST 6302 and HIST 6303.
  • With approval of the department head, the student may elect an additional field of study at least six but not more than 12 semester hours.
  • At least 15 of the total 30 semester hours must be taken at the 6000 level.
  • Students may take up to 12 hours of HIST 6096.
  • Students will be required to pass an oral comprehensive examination over the thesis upon its completion.

36-Hour Non-Thesis Program

  • 24-36 semester hours in history, including HIST 6303.
  • With approval of the department head, the student may elect an additional field of study of at least six but not more than 12 semester hours.
  • At least 18 of the total 36 semester hours must be taken at the 6000 level.
  • Students may take up to 12 hours of HIST 6096.
  • Students will be required to pass a written comprehensive examination in their areas of concentration.  Students may also be required to pass an oral comprehensive examination at the discreation of the department. 

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Dr. Matt Reardon, Director of Graduate Studies in History
(806) 651-2424 -- mreardon@mail.wtamu.edu

Department of History
WTAMU Box 60742
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
 

 

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