Master of Arts in United States History

Degree Requirements

The History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish (HAPPSS) Department offers a Master of Arts in United States History. The goals of the United States history program are to satisfy students’ desires for additional directed study of United States history, to assist teachers in meeting highly qualified status under NCLB, and to provide access for students to earn an M.A. degree before going on to doctoral studies. All professors in this program hold Ph.D.s and are committed to developing and encouraging students to achieve their academic potential. The degree is delivered using a mixture of face-to-face and Internet courses.

Required Core

  • HIST 500: Historiography/Historical Meth (3 hours)
  • HIST 591: Thesis (3 hours)

Context and Content

24 credit hours from the following menu selected in consultation with department chair.

  • HIST 501: State History (3 hours)
  • HIST 505: American West (3 hours)
  • HIST 507: Latino History (3 hours)
  • HIST 516: Amer Rev and Federal Era (3 hours)
  • HIST 520: Topics in World History (3 hours)
  • HIST 521: Women in U.S. History (3 hours)
  • HIST 522: Gilded Age and Progressive Era (3 hours)
  • HIST 526: U.S. in the Era of World Wars (3 hours)
  • HIST 531: Early Modern Europe (3 hours)
  • HIST 536: Religion in US History (3 hours)
  • HIST 540: U.S. Presidency (3 hours)
  • HIST 546: Borderlands (3 hours)
  • HIST 550: US Sports History (3 hours)
  • HIST 551: Atlantic History (3 hours)
  • HIST 563: Civil War and Reconstruction (3 hours)
  • HIST 567: Topics in Political Theory (3 hours)
  • HIST 568: U.S.-Latin American Relations (3 hours)
  • HIST 569: African Amer Civil Rights Mvmt (3 hours)
  • HIST 570: Readings in US History (3 hours)
  • HIST 579: Special Topics (1 TO 6 hours)
  • HIST 590: History Practicum (3 hours)