The Department of History is pleased to announce that our MA in History program will be fully onlline starting in Fall 2022. Students studying on campus will have the option to take one on-campus 4000-level course each Fall and Spring semester. All seminars (5000-5999 numbered courses) will be offered online. Coursework is offered in American, Premodern World, and Modern World history. Students who pursue their degree in this program choose the thesis or non-thesis track to complete their M.A. degree. This program is separate from the Online for Teachers option.
As our alumni page attests, our program is flexible enough to meet a number of career objectives. Full-time students seeking a terminal master’s degree can complete the program in three regular semesters, including summer coursework. Students planning to go on to a doctoral program may wish to take two years.
Our programs offer rigorous training in the three areas of study. The centerpiece of each is Historiography, a course that introduces students to the methodologies and theoretical frameworks historians employ. Our proseminars in US, premodern, and modern world history introduce students to the important scholarly debates in each of these general concentrations of study.
Students interested in pursuing their degrees full-time will find our competitive graduate assistantships can make their studies affordable. These assistantships carry tuition waivers and monthly stipends. Assistants perform a range of duties, such as research assistance, teaching assistance, technology support, and editorial support for academic journals, and gain valuable skills in the process. These duties must be performed on campus.
Degree: Master of Arts
Completion time: 30 for M.A. with Thesis; 32 for M.A. without Thesis; 32 for Online Teacher Option Credit Hours
- Program Information in EIU
|International Studies in History||Option (Undergrad)|
|United States History||Concentration (Grad)|
|Modern World History||Concentration (Grad)|
|History with the Online Option for Teachers||Option (Grad)|
|Premodern World History||Concentration (Grad)|
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