Masters Program | Department of History

Masters Program

A QUICK LOOK AT THE MA

There are two options for students seeking a Masters Degree in History, the thesis option and the non-thesis option. Students earning a master's degree in the UNT Department of History must follow the thesis option to qualify for admission in the Department's doctoral program. For application information see How to Apply. For a detailed description of both MA tracks, from application to planning your graduate, see Recommended Time to Degree.

Thesis Option - 33 Hours

The thesis option is designed for students who plan to pursue a doctoral degree. Students must complete thirty-three (33) credit hours, which includes a minimum of two (2) graduate-level history seminar courses (6 credit hours), six (6) hours of thesis, and three (3) hours of historical bibliography. The student may substitute 6 hours in a related field approved by the chair of his or her committee for 6 hours of graduate course work in history. A thesis is required as a major exercise in research, interpretation, and writing on a significant historical topic approved by the student's advisory committee. A candidate for this degree must successfully complete an oral examination on their course work and thesis.

Non-Thesis Option - 33 Hours

The non-thesis option is regarded as a terminal degree by the UNT Department of History. Students must complete thirty-three (33) credit hours, which includes a minimum of two (2) graduate-level history seminar courses (6 credit hours) and three (3) hours of historical bibliography. A cadidate for this degree must successfully complete an oral examination on their course work.