The Master of Arts in History at the University of Maryland is designed to provide broad and intensive instruction in bibliography, research and writing in a general field of study. The degree may be considered as a preliminary step to doctoral research or as advanced study in preparation for a variety of other fields or endeavors, such as archives administration, librarianship, information processing, public school teaching, or legal studies.
The Doctorate in History at the University of Maryland is awarded for superior achievement in historical study and research. The major portion of the degree is the dissertation, an original and noteworthy contribution to historical knowledge. In anticipation of this research, students must master bibliographic tools, research and writing methods, and general, minor and special (or dissertation) fields of study. Competence in these preliminary steps will be measured by successful completion of course work and by examinations.
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