Applied History and Public Humanities, MA
The Master of Arts in Applied History and Public Humanities offers advanced training requiring study deeper, broader, and more sophisticated than is expected at the undergraduate level. With a focus on public history, students will earn both an M.A. and a Certificate in Public Humanities. The program trains students in content, theory, and application through coursework in History and other departments and experiential learning. It prepares students for further study or careers in humanities organizations, businesses, government, or the non-profit sector.
Students applying for admission to the M.A. program must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. The applicant’s average in history courses should be substantially higher. Applicants must also have completed at least 24 semester or 36 quarter hours in history courses at the undergraduate level.
An application to the M.A. program consists of the following:
- An application form.
- A letter of intent, stating the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue graduate work and the fields of history which the applicant intends to study.
- Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Aptitude Test.
- A writing sample, preferably a research paper from a history class.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who know the applicant well.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must have a score of at least 79 on the internet-based TOEFL.
The Graduate Committee may grant provisional admission to applicants whose qualifications do not warrant full admission, but whose academic records indicate promise of successful performance. When these students have completed 15 semester credits with a 3.0 average or better, the Director of Graduate Studies will petition the Graduate School to grant full admission.
Students whose undergraduate work falls well below the minimum standards of admissions but who believe they have the ability and ambition for graduate work may demonstrate their capability by taking upper-level undergraduate courses. As post-baccalaureate students, they may apply for Provisional Admission after having completed twelve credit hours of history with a 4.0 average or sixteen credit hours with a 3.0 average.
|Field 1: Public History|
|IHSC:501||Foundations of Museums and Archives I 1||3|
|IHSC:502||Foundations of Museums and Archives II 1||3|
|HIST:666||Reading Seminar in American History to 1877 1||4|
|or HIST:669||Reading Seminar in American History Since 1877|
|Field 2: Thematic History: Conflict and Memory, Media and History||8|
|Select 8 Hours from the Following Courses|
|HIST:610||Graduate Reading Seminar in Comparative Studies of World Civilizations|
|HIST:612||Reading Seminar: The Middle East|
|HIST:631||Reading Seminar in Modern European History to 1815|
|HIST:634||Reading Seminar in Modern European History Since 1815|
|HIST:651||Reading Seminar: The Modern British Empire|
|HIST:669||Reading Seminar in American History Since 1877 1|
|or HIST:666||Reading Seminar in American History to 1877|
|HIST:677||Reading Seminar in Latin American History|
|HIST:680||Reading Seminar: China|
|Field 3: Public Humanities||6|
|Select minimum of 6 credit hours from two different departments 1|
|ENGL:689||Seminar in English 2|
|COMM:540||Strategic Social Media|
|THEA:533||Theatre Organization and Production Management|
|THEA:576||Theatre and Community Action|
|AADMN:660||Colloquium on the Arts|
|AADMN:630||Fund Raising & Grantsmanship in the Arts|
|AADMN:620||Arts Administration Practices & Policies|
|History Required Courses|
|HIST:601||Graduate Research Seminar in History 1||4|
Counts towards Certificate
ENGL:689 topics must be Digital Projects in the Humanities, Grant Writing, or Professional Writing