Master of Arts in History and Archives Requirements
The M.A. in History and Archives provides professional training in the fields of archive administration and public history. Generally, students in the program will complete an internship with an archive and complete a professional project as part of their studies. Projects may include writing historically interpretative material for a public exhibit, digitally transcribing archival holdings, or developing a user guide to a manuscript collection. Students may also choose to complete an archive-based historical research project and thesis.
HIST 650: Graduate Topics in History and Archives (Three different topical sections totaling 12 credits)
HIST 651: Introduction to History and Archive Studies (4 credits)
HIST 652: Archival Methods and Administration (5 credits)
HIST 660: Graduate Research Project /Archive Internship (6 credits)
HIST 670: Graduate Thesis/Professional Project (8 credits)
35 credits total
Note: Educators or other interested professionals may take HIST 650 (which may be repeated as topics vary), HIST 651, and HIST 652 for professional development purposes without enrolling in the M.A. in History and Archives Program. If they decide to enroll in the program, they may apply these courses toward the M.A.