Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Arts in History (M.A.)

Students completing the History M.A. curriculum will:

  • Know the importance and critical perspective of historical knowledge for understanding contemporary society.
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of factual knowledge in their field of historical study (U.S., European, public).
  • Demonstrate mastery of the historiography of their field of historical study.
  • Demonstrate competence in the methodologies commonly employed in the discipline.
  • Demonstrate a high level of clarity, accuracy, and sophistication in written and oral communication.
  • Carry out a research project (M.A. thesis) that employs both primary and secondary sources, is completed in conformity with the conventions and standards of the discipline, and makes a significant contribution to knowledge.