U.S. and World Track

What is the U.S. and World History Track? 

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 the flexibility to customize your program of study to broaden your understanding of specific periods and regions and gain perspective on how history is studied in different periods and contexts.


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. Due to its flexibility, this track is the best for online students and especially online students who wish to study full-time.

U.S. and World Track

  1.   3 hours - HST 701  Historiography and Historical Method
  2.   3 hours - Required Research Seminar:  Choose from HST 710HST 730, HST 750HST 780.   
  3.   3 hours – Required Primary Source Seminar:  Choose from HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787 or HST 792.
  4.   Research Requirement

A.  Thesis option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by the completion and successful defense of a masters thesis.

i.  6 hours HST 799

ii.  6 or 9 hours – U.S. History Courses:  HST 609HST 611HST 615HST 616HST 617, HST 618HST 619HST 621HST 623HST 624HST 625HST 628HST 631HST 636HST 637HST 638HST 698, HST 720, HST 725, HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787

iii.  6 or 9 hours – Non-U.S. History Courses:  HST 641, HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775, HST 790, HST 792

B.  Non-thesis Option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by completing with a minimum grade of B one readings seminar, one research seminar and one primary source seminar. These courses can double count to fulfill requirements 2 and 3 in this track.

i.   6 hours – advisor approved courses.

ii.   6 or 9 - U.S. History Courses:  HST 609HST 611HST 615HST 616HST 617, HST 618HST 619HST 621HST 623HST 624HST 625HST 628HST 631HST 636HST 637HST 638HST 698HST 720HST 725HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787

iii.    6 or 9 - Non-U.S. History Courses:  HST 641, HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775HST 790HST 792 

Comprehensive examination

A comprehensive examination must be passed before the degree will be granted.  Written exams will be taken after course work is completed.  An oral exam will be taken after the approval of the research requirement.