Academic Catalog 2022-2023

History (Non-thesis Option), Master of Arts

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see the General Information section  of this catalog), applicants for admission to the M.A. program in history are expected to have completed an undergraduate major or minor in history, or a related discipline. Those who do not have the equivalent of a history major or minor may be required to enroll in and successfully complete undergraduate history courses before they are fully admitted to the program. All application materials should be submitted to the Texas Southern University Graduate School. The department chair or the graduate faculty advisor will review all applications and make recommendations on admission to the Dean of the Graduate School.

Complete thirty (30) semester credit hours of graduate work (twelve (12) semester credit hours of required courses, including a research seminar, and eighteen (18) semester credit hours of electives) with a grade point average  of at  least 3.0; complete a research project and seminar paper in HIST 734 Seminar In American History or HIST 736 Seminar In Afro-American Hist; pass a comprehensive examination over course work in history. Eligible students are allowed a maximum of three attempts to pass the comprehensive examination over course work in history.

Summary

Core Courses9
Other Requirements3
Electives18
Total Hours30

Core Courses

HIST 631Historiography I3
HIST 632Historiography II3
HIST 750Historical Research3
Total Hours9

Other requirements

HIST 734Seminar In American History3
or HIST 736 Seminar In Afro-American Hist
Total Hours3

Electives1

1

Students may take 400 level courses for graduate credit only with the permission of the graduate advisor

HIST 4XX/5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 4XX/5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
Total Hours18