MA in History - Thesis Program in Local and Community History
Admission to the MA program in history requires completion of an undergraduate major in history, or a minimum of 18 credit hours of history; a grade point average of 2.750 or better, including all undergraduate credit hours; and a 3.000 grade point average in history. Under unusual circumstances applicants with less than a 3.000 average in history may be granted a probationary admission. Applicants must submit a one page statement of purpose, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages to the graduate coordinator. International students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 paper-based, or 100 internet-based, or an overall band score of 7.5 on the IELTS, or a score of 73 on the PTE-Academic. The application deadline for domestic and U.S. resident students for fall admission is March 15, and October 1 for spring admission. For international students, the deadlines are April 1 and August 1, respectively.
|HIST 519||Introduction to Local and Community History||3|
|HIST 725||Advanced Historical Methods||3|
|HIST 528||History of Wichita||3|
|or HIST 535||History of Kansas|
|Select one of the following courses||3|
|Internship Public History 1|
|Select 6 credit hours of seminar coursework from any combination of the following courses||6|
|Seminar American History|
|Seminar European History|
|Select 12 credit hours of HIST 500- and 600-level courses||12|
|Total Credit Hours||34|
Students may select from the following areas for their comprehensive examinations:
- U.S. history;
- The ancient and medieval worlds;
- Modern Europe; and
- Local and community history.
Written examinations will be scheduled to take place during a two week period following the spring and fall breaks.
Students in the MA in history - thesis program in local and community history are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing a thesis. Students are also required to take HIST 519 and HIST 725, which are both designed to have an applied learning component. Moreover students may take an internship/cooperative education program.