Dec 06, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History - MA

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The MA is offered either as a terminal degree or as the first year (30 credits) of work toward fulfilling the requirements of the PhD within the City University. The university’s doctoral program in history is described in the Bulletin of the Graduate Center.

Advanced doctoral seminars and university colloquia are offered at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Requirements for Admission

General admission requirements  to the graduate programs in the arts and sciences are observed. Eighteen undergraduate credits in History, a 3.0 average, and satisfactory GRE scores are required, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Requirements for the Degree

Each candidate must complete an approved program of study of at least 30 credits, including the thesis seminar, with a B average. Students will be strongly encouraged to take the following two courses: HIST 78000 - History Colloquium for First-Year MA Students   and HIST 79000 - Research Methods for First-Year MA Students , a colloquium and a research methods course. Courses other than those in the Department of History at Hunter College may be credited toward the 30 credits with the approval of the graduate adviser, but they may in no case exceed 9 credits.

A reading knowledge of one foreign language is required, to determined by a written examination offered twice per year. The choice of language must have the approval of the graduate adviser.

After completion of all other requirements, the candidate for the degree must present a satisfactory master’s thesis prepared in conjunction with the thesis seminar (HIST 77900 ), approved by two faculty scholars in the appropriate field of history and the graduate adviser. Guidelines for the writing of the master’s thesis are available from the graduate adviser online and in the History Department office.


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