History & Anthropology
“LEARNING TO A GREATER DEGREE” WITH A
MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
“Learning to a Great Degree” at UCM means engaged learning that is focused on connecting classroom learning with real world experiences outside the classroom. Each of the three options for earning a master degree in history from UCM provides students the opportunity to learn content and practice skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers in government, education, law, international affairs and public history, to name a few. The faculty’s areas of specialization include U.S., African American, European, Asian, military and women’s history. Some classes are held in the evening and on-line.
The enrichment track is designed for secondary school educators who wish to enrich their content knowledge. This track focuses on seminars aimed at deepening teachers understanding of their field and making them aware of changes in their field. This track is ideal if you want to study history for intellectual self-fulfillment, to improve your teaching, or for other vocational reasons. It requires four seminars and a comprehensive exam to graduate, but no thesis or capstone project.
Applied Public History
The applied public history track will prepare you for a variety of diverse career paths in public history. This track requires hands-on-learning through internships and projects in places such as Arrow Rock State Historical Site, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the National Archives, Central Plains Region in Kansas City. To graduate in this track you will also be required to take a comprehensive exam.
The pre-doctoral track will prepare you to enter a competitive Ph.D. program in history. It incorporates a foreign language or quantitative analysis component. You will also have the chance to work closely with a faculty advisor on your thesis. To graduate you will complete the coursework with a comprehensive exam and a thesis based on original research.
*Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
*Minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 20 hours of undergraduate history
Planning your Program
Click on the following links to access: 2013-2014 Graduate Handbook
Dr. Sara Brooks Sundberg
Dr. Jon Taylor