University Catalog

History

Chairperson: Betsy Glade
Address:
283 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.3165
Email: history@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/history

MA in History (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.8
  • The GRE is required.
  • Successful completion of a mimimum of 16 credits in history beyond the baccalaureate degree is required.
  • Submission of a statement of intent, not to exceed 500 words, outlining the person's historical interests, experience, and professional goals.
  • Submission of a writing sample, not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages.

Notes

  • An applicant who has at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate courses in history and a 2.8 GPA overall may be admitted without conditions. An applicant may be considered for conditional admissions if his/her GPA in history courses was between 2.6 and 2.99, and he/she had at least a 2.6 GPA in the last two years of the undergraduate program.
  • An applicant with serious gap(s) in his/her history background may be required to take additional undergraduate courses before admission is granted. In some cases, the applicant may be required to complete additional undergraduate work even though a major or minor may have been completed.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language is not required but strongly recommended.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits. HIST 610 and one of the following: HIST 664, HIST 667, or HIST 681.
Electives: 24 credits.  6 credits of the electives must be 600 level, in-class reading or seminar courses.  May include: Any 500 or 600 level course in history; Cognate courses, 3-6 credits in 500-600 level courses approved by advisor.
Research: 6 credits of HIST 699.



MA in History - Public History (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.0
  • The GRE is required.
  • Major in history (or its equivalence) at the undergraduate level of at least 32 credits.
  • Submission of a statement of intent, not to exceed 500 words, outlining the person's historical interests, experience, and professional goals.
  • Submission of a writing sample, not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages.

Notes

  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher overall and 3.25 or higher in the major.
  • Candidates should have completed a survey in United States history and should have taken at least nine credits in advanced American history courses. Applicants also should have earned nine credits or more in advanced non-United States history courses. Additional classes in such fields as American government, geography, community studies, and anthropology would strengthen the application, as would work experience in public history.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 15 credits.  HIST 610, HIST 672, HIST 673, HIST 696 (6 credits).
Electives: 15 credits. HIST 674 or HIST 675 or HIST 676 (3 Cr.); HIST 664 or HIST 667 or HIST 681 (3 Cr.); HIST 600-level (3 Cr.); HIST 500-600 level (3-9 Cr.). Cognate courses: (0-6 credits) in HIST 500-600 level courses with approval of Director of Public History.
Research: HIST 699 (6 Cr.)



MS in History (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • The GRE is required.
  • A baccalaureate degree in a teacher education program from an accredited teacher preparation institution and completion of at least an undergraduate minor in history.
  • Submission of a statement of intent, not to exceed 500 words, outlining the person's historical interests, experience, and professional goals.
  • Submission of a writing sample, not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages.

Notes

  • A student completing a master of science program will be required to take a written comprehensive examination as a final evaluation.
  • Some courses in this track may be waived if the student has fulfilled these requirements as part of an undergraduate program.

Program Requirements

Comprehensive Exam Core: 6 credits. HIST 610 and one of the following: HIST 664, HIST 667, or HIST 681

Electives

30 credits. 6 credits of the electives must be 600 level, in-class reading or seminar courses. May include: Any 500 or 600 level course in history.

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