Course Intensive Track

The Course Intensive Track is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for students not expecting to pursue doctoral studies. The curriculum consists entirely of coursework, with a lengthy final paper submitted at the end of the program. In lieu of a thesis the student will take two additional classes.

Students must meet all requirements of the Graduate School. Besides the required HST 7000 (Historical Methods), students will take four additional seminars and 6 other history graduate classes at the 6000 level. The student will present a research paper to the graduate studies committee for approval in the final semester of enrollment. The research paper will demonstrate the student's ability to work with primary and secondary historical sources, and to master academic writing, using notes and bibliography according to departmental standards.

The Course Intensive Track Masters of History can be earned through the United States History and War and Society concentrations or through the General History Curriculum.

Summary of Courses Required

  • History Courses Numbered 7000-7460: 15 credit hours (minimum)
  • History Courses Numbered 6000-6870: 18 credit hours

Total: 33 credit hours

The United States History Concentration allows the student to study our nation’s history in depth from the colonial period to the present. The American History Concentration can be earned through the Thesis Track or Course Intensive Track.