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Master of Arts in History

Graduate Program Director: Andy Doyle, 803/323-4689

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program for the Master of Arts degree in history usually requires the successful completion of 24 semester hours of approved courses in history at the undergraduate or graduate level and a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination, in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at Winthrop.

Exit Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, the student must perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination administered by the department.

Program Requirements With Thesis

The Master of Arts degree in history with thesis requires the completion of at least 33 hours of approved graduate level courses including a thesis. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600 level courses.

If the student has not taken HIST 300 or its equivalent prior to admission, he or she must take it in the first semester of graduate study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may demonstrate research and writing skills at a level that meets the approval of the chair and graduate director and receiving their approval.

Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must obtain the permission of a committee comprised of the department chair, graduate director, and an additional faculty member.

Immediately upon entering the graduate program, the student should develop with the assigned advisor an individual course of study that meets the requirements for the degree and the student’s objectives. 

Required Program

Requirement (semester hours)

HIST 603 or 604 (3)
500-600 level approved HIST courses (15-24)
500-600 level approved collateral courses in supporting areas or departments (0-9)
HIST 695 Thesis (3)
HIST 696 Thesis (3)

Total Semester Hours   33

Note: Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor.

Foreign Language Requirement

In addition to the requirements stated above, before registering for HIST 695, Thesis, the student must have successfully completed 6 semester hours of a foreign language or have passed a language examination approved by the department.

Program Requirements Without Thesis

The Master of Arts in history without a thesis requires the completion of at least 33 hours of approved graduate level courses. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600 level courses.

If the student has not taken HIST 300 or its equivalent prior to admission, he or she must take it in the first semester of graduate study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may demonstrate research and writing skills at a level that meets the approval of the chair and graduate director and receiving their approval.

Immediately upon entering the graduate program, the student should develop with the assigned advisor an individual course of study that meets the requirements for the degree and the student’s objectives.

Required Program

Requirement (semester hours)

HIST 603 or 604 (3)
500-600 level approved HIST courses (21-30)
500-600 level approved collateral courses in supporting areas or departments (0-9)

Total Semester Hours   33

Note: Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor.

Foreign Language Requirement

In addition to the requirements stated above, before registering for the 25th semester hour of the program, the student must have successfully completed 6 semester hours of a foreign language or have passed a language examination approved by the department. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2204
803/323-2292 (Fax)
gradschool@winthrop.edu

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