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Public History M.A. Thesis Track

For full time students, the recommended timetable for this thirty (30) hour degree is as follows:

First Year: Regardless of how students arrange their courses in their first year, all students will be expected to complete HIST 6381 Readings in Public History and six (6) hours of public history research or public history special topics courses, approved in consultation with the Public History Coordinator. The remaining courses will be chosen according to students’ individual program requirements and the available course offerings. Additionally, students should determine a topic for their M.A. thesis.

Second Year: Complete remaining coursework, determine a thesis committee, write, and defend the thesis. We expect all students by the end of their second year to complete all coursework and defend their theses.

Degree-plan worksheets for all fields can be found here:

Student Degree Plan Worksheet

Major area

The student must indicate a major area of study from one of the following: United States, European, Latin American, Modern Arab/Middle East, or Global history. Each public history student will select an appropriate set of courses in the major field in consultation with the Public History Coordinator. For a detailed list of faculty research interests, please visit that Faculty Page.

For a complete description of all program requirements and policies, please download the Graduate Student Handbook.