Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
2022-2023 University Catalog

History, M.A.


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Program Overview:

The graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in history provides intensive training for well qualified students in both European and American history. It serves to prepare students for work elsewhere at the doctorate level, to provide training for teachers in the secondary schools, and to offer advanced study in the humanities for those interested in nonacademic professions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MA History

Students will be able to evaluate historiography and produce historiographical writing.  

Students will demonstrate that they understand historical research and methodology.  

Students will be able to construct an argument rooted in historical research and methodology. 

4

Students will demonstrate their ability of presenting original historical research written in accordance with Chicago Style. 

5

Students will be able to defend their research and finding in an oral exam.  

Admission

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, admission to the graduate history program will be determined by the department upon the basis of the applicant’s personal statement, undergraduate transcripts reflecting a high level of undergraduate achievement (typically, a GPA of 3.0 or above), and two letters of recommendation from professors with whom the applicant has studied. For application instructions, protective students should consult the department’s website; http://history.uno.edu/grad/

Degree Requirements


All candidates must complete a total of 30 credit hours, with at least 15 hours in courses at the 6000 level, a maximum of 12 hours at the 5000 level, and at least 3 hours of thesis research.

Required Courses


Only grades of B or better will be accepted toward fulfillment of degree requirements. The department recommends enrolled students register every semester for HIST 6005 - Grad History Forum .

The program will culminate with a thesis that demonstrates an appropriate level of skill in historical research and writing, as well as a comprehensive oral examination designed to test the student’s general knowledge of history.

Concentration in International and Global Studies


This concentration focuses on global, transnational and comparative approaches to the history of our increasingly interconnected world. In addition to the core history curriculum, a limited amount of interdisciplinary coursework that accentuates the interaction of states, societies, peoples and cultures over time will be deemed applicable. This concentration prepares students for both advanced graduate study and for careers in education, international organizations, government and the private sector. Students must complete a total of 30 credits hours and successfully defend a thesis.

Required Courses:


Students internships may be performed in the United States or, preferably, at an overseas campus or other location abroad. Candidates for the International and Global Studies concentration must be certified as having a reading and oral proficiency in one modern foreign language. As with the standard curriculum, the concentration will culminate with a thesis and a comprehensive oral examination.

Concentration in Public History


The concentration in public history is available to students interested in the practice and presentation of history for a public audience, beyond the academy. This concentration does not preclude pursuit of a doctorate in history, but it is designed to provide history students with the opportunity to use New Orleans as a laboratory in which to develop skills for work in museums and other public venues. The curriculum for this concentration combines history coursework with courses in the theory and practice of public history, and a three-hour internship at a local museum, archive, or library. Students in this concentration must complete a total of 30 credit hours in one of two tracks, culminating with a thesis and a comprehensive oral examination.

Local & Community Track


This track allows students to focus on historical issues of local and community interest. In addition to other coursework, students will be placed in an internship position at a local institution with the help of the internship coordinator.

Required Courses


Military Track


This track allows students to focus on issues pertaining to military history. In addition to other coursework, students will be placed in an internship position at a local historical museum or site with the help of the internship coordinator.

Financial Aid


Graduate assistantships are available to a limited number of qualified applicants each year.

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