Earn your MA in History

All MA students must complete 30 semester hours (s.h.) of graduate course credit, including HIST:6002, First-Year Graduate Colloquium and at least 24 s.h. of History courses numbered 3000 and above with at least two courses numbered 6000 or above. MA students will take a written examination in their primary field of study, followed by an oral defense examination.  Upon approval of the advisor, a research essay, designed to prepare students for doctoral study at the UI or elsewhere, can replace the written examination.

This program normally takes two years of full-time study.  

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