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Terminal MA Program

University requirements for the M.A. are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

The department requires the completion of nine courses (totaling not less than 45 units) of graduate work; seven courses of this work must be Department of History courses. Of the seven, one must be a seminar and four must be either graduate colloquia or graduate seminars. Directed reading may be counted for a maximum of 10 units. A candidate whose undergraduate training in history is deemed inadequate must complete nine courses of graduate work in the department. The department does not recognize for credit toward the M.A. degree any work that has not received the grade of 'A' or 'B.'

Fields of Study

History has the following 14 Major fields for satisfying the Ph.D.:

  • Africa
  • Britain
  • Early Modern Europe
  • East Asia (China/Japan/Korea)
  • Eastern Europe/Russia
  • History of Science, Medicine and Technology
  • Jewish History
  • Latin America
  • Medieval Europe
  • Ottoman Empire and Middle East
  • Modern Europe
  • South Asia (NOT accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year)
  • TIG (Transnational, International, and Global)
  • United States