Certification programs in Public History and Museum Studies, M.A. - History;M.A. Public History
The primary purpose of the M.A. in History is the development of a more sophisticated understanding of the discipline of history. The outcomes include the ability to undertake advanced historical research, familiarity with historical literature in major and minor fields, an understanding of the fundamentals of historiography and its permutations with time and an understanding of career options in the field of history. The history program also offers a M.A. degree in Public History. This programs is designed to prepare students for careers that involve documenting and presenting history to the public. Under Plan I, a student must complete at least 36 hours in history, including a course in historiography and at least one seminar, in addition to a thesis which carries 6 hours credit (36 hours total). Under Plan II, a student must complete a total of 36 hours of course work with at least 27 hours being in history, including a course in historiography and at least one seminar. Under both plans, the student must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign language, and competence in research and writing consistent with the graduate-level work in history. The comprehensive examination may be oral, written, or both at the discretion of the department. The Department of History also offers certification programs in Public History and Museum Studies. This programs require the completion of 15-graduate semester hours of course work.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission