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The Master of Arts in History requires 32 graduate credits, with all graduate courses designated at four credits, for a total of eight courses. Students must take four courses from the five areas of concentration (one course from each area). All students are required to complete Historical Methods and either two thesis seminars or the portfolio seminar.
Graduates of the Master’s program in History at the College of Staten Island will acquire an overview of global history and a focus on a geographic area of specialization. The curriculum requires coursework distributed across four of the department’s five fields of concentration: History of Africa and the Middle East, History of Asia, History of Europe, History of Latin America and the Caribbean, and History of the United States. Students will explore one of these areas of concentration, and will complete a significant work of historical scholarship, a master’s thesis under the supervision of a thesis director. Students desiring recommendation for doctoral work will demonstrate competence in at least one foreign language
The program is also suited to teachers in the social sciences with initial certification who wish to deepen their knowledge of history as they complete the master’s degree qualification demanded for professional certification. Careers in cultural institutions are also open to students with the professional training in historical research provided by the master’s program.
Students enrolled in the MA in History can simultaneously pursue the Advanced Certificate in Public History program.