Graduate Programs

About Graduate Programs

The Department of History offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

MA Degree in History

All MA students are required to complete 9 credit units of courses and prepare a thesis.  The courses include: HIST 881.3 (T1): Historiography; HIST 883.3 (T1): Historical Research Methods; HIST 884.3 (T2): Historical Writing.

PhD Degree in History

All PhD students are required to complete 12 credit units of comprehensive field courses and prepare a dissertation.  Course work normally consists of reading courses organized around the three comprehensive fields: one 6 credit unit course for the major field and two 3 credit unit courses for each of the minor fields.

Additional information on the MA and PhD Program requirements can be found in the MA and PhD Handbooks on our resources page