2023-2024 Graduate Catalog


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The master of arts (MA) in history may serve as a terminal degree or as prelude to an additional graduate degree.  In addition, the degree may be used to professionalize the standard secondary school license.  The MA degree in history prepares students for a wide variety of education and career paths by offering a choice of five concentrations.  The thesis concentration is especially useful for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.  The general concentration requires no thesis, and is suited for students wishing a more broadly based education to prepare them for a number of history-related fields.  The digital history concentration introduces students to computer-based methods of research and presentation of scholarship, which is especially useful in public history careers.  The history teaching concentration prepares existing secondary educators to teach dual credit high school courses, or any students who wish to teach at the junior or community college level.  The ethnohistory concentration is a historical subfield that uses anthropological and historical methods to learn about past peoples who did not leave textual sources.