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M.A. candidates are expected to specialize in at least two fields of study, and the comprehensive examination will be based on those fields. There are a minimum of specific requirements and prerequisites, permitting the student, in consultation with an advisor, to devise a program which best meets the student's needs and interests.
The M.A. must be taken with a thesis. Prior to the completion of 18 graduate hours, each M.A. candidate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences must present a prospectus of his/her proposed thesis to the graduate faculty of the department. This prospectus should include the specific topic for the proposed thesis, the methodological approach, a tentative outline, and a preliminary bibliography clearly indicating the primary and secondary source materials that will be utilized. No M.A. candidate will be permitted to enroll in Hist 33-699 Thesis until the graduate faculty has approved the prospectus and a Master's Thesis Committee has been appointed.
|Hist 33-601||Research Methods and Historiography||3|
|Hist 33-620||Seminar in American History OR||3|
|Hist 33-621||Seminar in Modern American History|
|Hist 33-610||Seminar in Central and East European History||3|
|Hist 33-630||Seminar in European and Area Studies|
|Hist 33-631||Seminar in Modern Europe|
|Fields of Study||18|
Courses selected from two of the following fields and/or approved courses in corollary fields (e.g., political science, philosophy, humanities, social science, etc.) to total 18 hours.
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
|Total Credit Hours||32|
The examination will be scheduled and administered by faculty members in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The content of the examination will be arranged with the departmental Director of Graduate Studies. The degree candidate must pass all portions of the examination.