MA Degree, History
MA Coordinator: Dr. Amanda Miracle, email@example.com
This program may be pursued full time or part time during the academic year. A number of courses are offered in the evenings, online and during the summer to accommodate distance and part-time students.
Students may apply for admission and begin their coursework in any semester. No application deadlines exist, but early application in spring semester is encouraged.
Full-time students can apply for graduate teaching assistantships. Decisions are made for the entire academic year in the preceding spring semester; interested students should apply no later than February 1.
THE History M.A. Policy Manual & Guidelines COVERS ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING APPLICATION PROCESSES. Prospective students are encouraged to browse the manual (in pdf format) before applying. (this page is under construction. Please contact the graduate coordinator for recent changes to the guidelines until the changes are posted here)
History M.A. courses consist of research seminars, readings seminars, public history classes, and internships. Topics for seminars vary from semester to semester. Recent readings seminars include:
- The Gilded Age & Progressive Era
- The Antebellum South
- Twentieth-Century U.S. History
- Civil War America
- The Cold War
- Biography & History
- History of Terrorism
- History of Immigration
- US. Economic History
- The Holocaust
- How Kansans Remember the Civil War
- Gender & Ethnicity
Archives and Museum Internship
History students who wish to pursue a career in archival or museum work may, with the approval of the MA advisor, include a 3-6 hour internship with the National Archives or other archives such as in a library or historical society. Internships are arranged by the MA advisor at a number of locations in Kansas and in the Kansas City area. Students have also found internships in Washngton D.C. and other areas outside the Midwest.
Dual Degree With Library & Information Management
History students may utilize some courses for one degree as electives on a second degree. The School of Library and Information Management and the History program have developed a cooperative degree program with the MA in History and the Master of Library Science which will allow students to apply a limited number of History hours on the MLS degree, and a limited number of Library hours to the MA in History. Students interested in obtaining dual degrees should discuss their plans with advisors in both programs in order to coordinate their schedules effectively. They may wish to inquire about assistantships or other financial aid in both programs.