Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


Academic Information

The history graduate program provides students with cutting-edge training in historical and historiographical knowledge and professional debates. Our curriculum emphasizes the inevitable connections between the local and the global through small seminars and close faculty guidance of student scholarship. Our strengths in the U.S. West and Borderlands are complemented by expertise in theoretical and thematic fields such as gender, environment, and race.
 

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College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in History?

The History Master of Arts prepares students for careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. Many of our students have continued for the PhD and now serve on university faculties across the country. Others have pursued careers as foundation or government historians.  Still others have used their degree to excel as public historians, including museum curators and cultural interpretation specialists at historic sites and parks.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Thesis Thesis may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Comprehensive Exam Comprehensive Exam may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Oral Defense Oral Defense may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Foreign Language A foreign language may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Research Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
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Purpose Statement

The M.A. in History offers a close professor-student relationship and is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. These may include preparation for doctoral or other post-graduate degrees, teaching, public history, and public service. Our program strengths in the U.S. West and Borderlands are complemented by expertise in theoretical and thematic fields such as gender, environment, and race.

Each student will select a primary and a secondary field for in-depth examination and analysis from the following fields:  

Students may select Public History and Interpretation as either a primary or a secondary field. Public History emphasizes the application of historical knowledge to real-world issues, typically making a historical topic accessible to a non-academic public. This track prepares students for professional positions in archives, museums, historic sites, and government agencies, etc.

Student Learning Outcomes

All students graduating with the M.A. will: 

Students pursuing the Research Option or Research with Public History Option will also:Students pursuing the Extended Coursework Option or Extended Course work with Public History Option) will also:Students pursuing Public History as their secondary field will also:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Master of Arts


Campus Availability

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