M.A. in History

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The M.A. program in History at Sam Houston State University prepares students to read, analyze, and write about the past in a way that is meaningful today. In keeping with this philosophy, the program offers a unique experience, which blends the best of traditional seminar classes with the latest in online instruction. Students will find a broad-based education incorporating in-depth studies of American and World history, immersion in the latest historiographical theories, and training in advanced research methods. The degree will thus prepare students for careers in secondary education, community college teaching, museum administration, archival management, and governmental work.


Admissions

Students seeking admission to the graduate program in History must meet the following requirements and submit all documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts of all college-level work, including the transcript that shows the date the undergraduate degree was conferred
  4. GRE scores
  5. Two letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s suitability for graduate study
  6. A writing sample of scholarly work

A holistic review of each student’s application file will be completed on a competitive basis.


Degree Requirements

 

Plan 1 – M.A. in History (Thesis)

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Restricted Electives
Choose eight from any graduate courses in History:
HIST <HIS>
24
2 Thesis Choose all from:
HIST 6098 <HIS 698> Thesis I
HIST 6099 <HIS 699> Thesis II
6
TOTAL
30

 

Plan 2 – M.A. in History (Non-thesis)

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified Courses
Choose all from:
HIST 6394 <HIS 694> Seminar in History
3
2
Restricted Electives
Choose eleven from any graduate courses in history:
HIST <HIS>
33
TOTAL
36

 

Plan 2 – M.A. in History with Minor

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Restricted Electives
Choose five courses from a primary history field

15
2
Restricted Electives
Choose three from a secondary history field.

9
3 Minor Choose four from any graduate courses in a field approved by a Graduate Advisor
12
TOTAL
36

 


Courses

History (HIST)

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