Academic Catalog 2022-2023

History (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 hours of graduate work; nine (9) semester credit hours of required courses, fifteen (15) semester credit hours of electives, and six (6) semester hours of thesis with a grade point average of at least 3.0; demonstrate competency in functional English; pass a comprehensive examination over course work in history; write and defend a satisfactory history thesis. For  HIST 790 Thesis in History, students will receive grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory only. Eligible students are allowed a maximum of three attempts to pass the comprehensive examination over course work in history.

Summary

Core Courses9
Electives15
Thesis6
Total Hours30

Core Courses

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

Electives1

HIST 4XX/5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 4XX/5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
HIST 5XX/6XX/7XX3
Total Hours15

Thesis

HIST 790Thesis in History 23
Total Hours6
1

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

2

Must be enrolled in HIST 790 Thesis in History for two consecutive semesters. Students will receive grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory only in this course.