Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in History

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of History is committed to providing all students with a historical perspective in its graduate courses so they can better understand the present and can look to the future with knowledge of the past. This program is designed to serve all who desire a more sophisticated understanding of history. This program provides graduate students with (1) an understanding of history as a mode of inquiry, (2) an in-depth exposure to at least two different historical fields, (3) a grounding in historical research methods, and (4) an introduction to the art of historical interpretation. Careers • Teaching positions • Museum Educator • Historical Societies • Archivist • Researcher • Librarian • Preservation Worker • Documentary Editor Students have the choice between two options. Thesis Option HIST-401 Historiography and Historical Method............3 cr. Seven graduate-level history electives….......................21 cr. Two graduate research seminars..................................6 cr. HIST-499 Thesis Seminar.................................................6 cr. NOTE: Students must pass (1) a written comprehensive examination covering material from their courses and (2) an oral thesis defense examination. Non-Thesis Option HIST-401 Historiography and Historical Method.............3 cr. Seven graduate-level history electives ..........................21 cr. Two electives in history or another relevant field.............6 cr. Two graduate research seminars.....................................6 cr. NOTE: Students must pass a final comprehensive examination covering the course work.

Accreditation:

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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