Thesis or Exam Option

Requirements for completion in either the thesis or exam option in the Master's program

Exam or Thesis Option

The History Department offers a Thesis or Exam option to obtain the M.A. in History. Students pursuing the Thesis option finish their studies with a M.A. thesis after completing all course work. Students pursuing the Exam option finish their studies with an M.A. Exam after completing all course work.

Credit Hours

  • Thesis option: 31 credit hours (15 to 18 hours in the Major field; 6 to 9 hours in the Minor field; 1 hour in Hist 605; and 6 hours of thesis preparation)
  • Exam option: 34 credit hours (18 to 21 hours in their major field; 9-12 hour in their minor field; 1 hour in 605)