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Master of Arts in History
Promoting excellence in teaching, service, and research
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Mission
The Master of Arts in History program at WOU promotes a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, professional and community service, and research.

Graduate students are mentored by high quality faculty who emphasize the value of a Master of Arts degree for educators seeking to strengthen their history content or historians preparing for professional careers or admission to doctoral programs.

Research and writing are integral components of all graduate coursework and history graduate students will produce two article-length papers as demonstration of their mastery of historical knowledge and methodologies.

Credit Requirements
To complete degree, the graduate student must complete 45 credits of graduate studies in addition to comprehensive exams both written and oral defense.

Program Format
The MA can be completed within a single academic year (including summer).

Fields and Faculty Areas of Specialization

The Department of History offers graduate courses in three fields: North American History, European History, and World (Latin American and Asian) History. Graduate students will complete coursework in a primary field and a secondary field. The fields reflect the scholarly accomplishments and specialties of the seven-full time History faculty.


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