M.A. in History
The unique strength of the Graduate Program in History at Northern Arizona University lies in its emphasis on exploring the interaction of global forces and local processes. Our regional location gives us our core strength in the study of Native American and Latino history, with a focus on the American West, the Southwest, and US-Mexico Borderlands. At the same time, the strong theoretical orientation of our history program requires our students to be much more than only area specialists, and provides them with a sound introduction to cutting-edge theoretical and historiographical approaches to the study of the subject. With faculty strength in a range of geographical areas including historians of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, as well as other areas of the United States, our graduate program requires students to combine their area interests with the study of one or more thematic fields which necessarily pushes them to think of their local studies in a broader, often global, context. Based on the current strengths of the graduate faculty, these fields include (though are not limited to) Environment and Economy; Gender, Race, and Class; Colonialism and Nationalism; and Power, Culture, and Ideology. Currently we offer both MA (with thesis and non-thesis options) and Ph.D. degree programs in all of the above areas. Over the past six years our faculty have received three Fulbright fellowships, two National Endowment for the Humanities awards; two American Philosophical Society research awards; a British Academy Library fellowship; the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship and; a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship in addition to many other outside, competitive research awards. They regularly receive awards for teaching, research and service.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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