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History, M.A.


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(Major Code: 22051) (SIMS Code: 113301)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of 30 units which includes a major consisting of at least 24 units in history from courses listed below as acceptable on the master’s degree programs, at least 21 units of which must be in 600- and 700-numbered courses. Students may elect either Plan A, requiring a thesis, or Plan B, requiring a comprehensive written examination in two fields of history chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser. For Plan B, faculty meet with the student for a one-hour oral assessment one week following the examination if further consultation is necessary.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as stated in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , as well as the specific requirements of the department. All students should consult the graduate adviser.

Plan A: Thesis Option


Required Courses


(12 units)

Six Units of Graduate-level Courses in History


Six units of graduate (500/600/700) level courses in History or in other departments, including HIST 798  (max 3 units). Six of these units may be taken outside the department.

Plan B: Comprehensive Exam Option


Six Units of Graduate-level Courses


Six units of graduate (500/600/700) level courses in History or in other departments, including HIST 798  (max 3 units). Six of these units may be taken outside the department.

Candidates for this Degree


Candidates for this degree must demonstrate knowledge of a relevant foreign language. Course selection and programs must be approved by the graduate adviser prior to the student’s registration.

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