M.A. in Public History

Degree Requirements

  • Credit Hours: Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 graduate credit hours in History.  Up to 12 credits can be at the 400 or 500 level.  Six of the 33 credits can be from outside history, with permission from adviser.
     
  • Grade Point Average: Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 3.00 in coursework applied to their graduate program.
     
  • Progress toward graduation: Student will be evaluated annually by the program coordinator. If adequate progress is not made, students may be placed on probation or suspended from the program. All students should complete a plan of study by the end of their second semester.   HIST 614 should be completed by the end of the student's third semester in the program.
     
  • Additional Requirements: Students will develop a professional portfolio while taking their core courses; the portfolio will include an applied research project completed as part of several courses.
Core Courses12
Local History Research Methodology
Public History Methods
Select one set of courses:
Readings in Medieval History
and Seminar in Medieval History
Readings in Early Modern History 3 Hr
and Seminar in Early Modern History
Readings in Eastern European History
and Seminar In Eastern European History
Readings In Modern European History
and Seminar in Modern European History
Readings in Asian History
and Seminar in Asian History
Readings in African History
and Seminar in African History
Readings in Latin American History
and Seminar In Latin American History
Readings In American History: 1585-1763
and Seminar in American History: 1585-1763
Readings in American History: 1763-1800
and Seminar In American History: 1763-1830
Readings in United States History: 1787-1850
and Seminar in United States History: 1787-1850
Readings in United States History: 1840-1898
and Seminar in United States History: 1850-1898
Readings in United States History: 1898-Present
and Seminar in United States History: 1898-Present
Readings in United States Diplomatic History
and Seminar in United States Diplomatic History
Readings in Appalachian Regional History
and Seminar in Appalachian Regional History
Readings in Science and Technology
and Seminar in Science and Technology
Readings in Environmental History
and Seminar in Environmental History
Professional Experience6
Internship in Public History
Electives*15
Any HIST Reading course at the 700 level or above
Any HIST course at the 400 level or above
Courses at the 400 level or above in another subject, as approved by adviser
Total Hours33