The M.A. in History is a 30 credit program designed for the 21st century. Students who complete this program receive training in the most recent information technology applicable to the discipline. The history faculty at William Paterson is one of the largest in New Jersey and offers a wide range of courses that reflect changes in the discipline. Thematic courses, such as the history of crime, science, women, and sexuality, complement the traditional menu of national histories. The flexibility of the program also allows students to tailor a course of study to fit their needs. Upon concluding coursework, students complete a master’s thesis to demonstrate their skills in historical research and analysis, as well as their expertise in information technology.