U.S. and World Track

Program can be completed online

Program can be completed online

Gaining a global perspective of history

The U.S. and world track within the history graduate program blends courses in U.S. history with courses on the history of various global areas. This track provides you with a broad background in U.S. foreign relations and the interdependent nature of history.

Program requirements

The U.S. and world track within the Master of Arts in History degree is a 30-hour program that requires the completion of the history core and the additional requirements of the specified track. While students may be able to complete this track online, they should be aware that the History Department only offers a limited number of online classes.  Students interested in completing the degree solely online should speak to the graduate advisor about scheduling and course availability.

Total hours for degree - 30

Core requirements - 9 hrs

  1. HST 701  Historiography and Historical Method - 3 hrs
  2. Research Seminar:  Completion of at least one research seminar. (Required even if the student chooses to complete the research requirement through the thesis option.) - 3 hrs
  3. Primary Source Seminar:  Completion of at least one 700-level primary source seminar (such as HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787 or HST 792)  that studies primary sources in a historical field - 3 hours

U.S. and World Track

  1. In addition to the core requirements, one of the following distributions of courses:
    1. A minimum of 6 or 9 hours in U.S. history from the following: HST 609, HST 611, HST 615, HST 616, HST 617, HST 618, HST 619, HST 621, HST 623, HST 624, HST 625, HST 628, HST 631, HST 636, HST 637, HST 638, HST 698,  HST 720, HST 725, HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 or HST 787, including a research seminar and two readings seminars (a thesis, a research seminar, and one readings seminar if a student completes the thesis option), and at least 6 hours in non-U.S. history from the following: HST 641HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775HST 790HST 792, including a readings seminar
    2. A minimum of 6 or 9 hours in non-U.S. history from the following: HST 641HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775HST 790HST 792; including a research seminar and two readings seminars (a thesis, research seminar and one readings seminar if a student completes the thesis option), and at least 6 hours in U.S. history from the follwoing: HST 609HST 611HST 615HST 616HST 617, HST 618HST 619HST 621HST 623HST 624HST 625HST 628HST 631HST 636HST 637HST 638HST 698,  HST 720HST 725HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 or HST 787, including a readings seminar.
  2. Research.  This requirement will be met in one of the following ways:
    1. Thesis Option.  Completion of a satisfactory thesis. Thesis credit shall be 6 hours of the total offered to satisfy degree requirements.
    2. Non-thesis Option.  Completion of three designated courses;  a primary source seminar (currently HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 or HST 787, HST 792), a readings seminar (currently HST 720HST 725, HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775HST 790), and a research seminar in non-U.S. History (currently HST 710, HST 730, HST 750 or HST 780), earing a B in each.

Additional hours of graduate credit in history to include a minimum of 18 hours at the 700-level and consist in total of a minimum of 30; and, with the consent of the candidate’s advisory committee, a maximum of 9 hours of the elective hours of graduate credit may be taken in related disciplines which can be at Missouri State or transfer.

 

Secondary Education sub-track

In-service teachers may take the secondary education sub-track, which includes nine hours of coursework in education-related topics. This sub-track may be taken in conjunction with any of the tracks within the Master of Arts in History program. It is designed to supplement your history courses and enhance your development as an educator.

The following courses are included within the sub-track:

  1. HST 702, Secondary School Curriculum for the Social Studies
  2. SFR 750, Philosophies of Education OR PSY 705, Psychology of Adolescence
  3. Other education courses approved by the student’s graduate committee.

The sub-track consists of 9 hours of the 30 hour minimum requirements for completion of the MA in History.