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History Masters Degree (M.Ed.), Non-licensure

Why Choose a Non-Licensure Masters Degree in History?

The intention is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue graduate-level training in American history, combined with the requirements for a master’s in education. Students may be teachers seeking an advanced degree, or others whose primary interest is in receiving a master’s degree with a concentration in history. 

Requirements for the Non-Licensure Masters Degree in History

Program Description

The program is designed is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue graduate-level training in American history. Students in this program may be teachers seeking an advanced degree, or others whose primary interest is in receiving a master's degree with a concentration in history. The academic goal of the program is three-fold:

  1. to increase the students' knowledge of the facts of American history,
  2. to provide the students with a familiarity with questions of interpretation of major aspects of American history,
  3. to help students develop expertise in historical research and evaluation.

This program does not lead to teaching licensure.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission decisions are made by the department's graduate committee, consisting of three specialists in American history, and one other elected member of the department with the approval of the Graduate Dean.

      Prerequisites:

      1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
      2. at least 18 semester credit hours in history or related humanities courses as assessed by graduate advisors.
      3. an overall cumulative average of 3.0 for the last 48 credits of undergraduate work.
      4. a cumulative average of 3.0 in history.
      5. Pre-admission consultation with program coordinator.

        Program Requirements

        1. Completion of a total of 36 credits, of which 30 must be in history and six in education;
        2. Six graduate credits reflecting coursework appropriate to the degree may be transferred from other graduate-level institutions, at the discretion of the department's graduate committee;
        3. Satisfactory completion of a master's thesis, approved by the thesis director and with a thesis defense before the department's graduate committee (and other members of the department who may choose to attend). Only members of the graduate committee may participate in the actual vote to determine whether a student has passed the thesis defense.

          Specific Requirements

          a) History - 18 Credits

          Completion of 18 graduate credits in history, which must include the following three-credit courses, or their equivalent in transfer credits:

          b) Independent Research - 6 Credits

          Completion of 6 credits of independent research, selected from the following: