Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


History M.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  4. A minimum of 24 credit hours of undergraduate courses in history (these courses should not include a Western civilization series or its equivalent).
  5. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
  6. Three letters of recommendation, with two from history professors.
  7. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.
  8. An interview.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE A or B below

A. Thesis Plan

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 501Historiography

3

Fall.
HIST 521Topics in Comparative History

3

Spring.
HIST 561Graduate Seminar in History

3

Fall.
HIST 562Graduate Reading Seminar

3

Spring.
HIST 571Graduate Reading Course in History

3

As needed.
HIST 599Directed Graduate Research

3-6

As needed.

NINE ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES, with advisement, from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 521Topics in Comparative History

3

Spring.
HIST 550Topics in American History

3

As needed.
HIST 551Topics in Western History

3

As needed.
HIST 552Topics in Non-Western History

3

As needed.
HIST 561Graduate Seminar in History

3

Fall.
HIST 562Graduate Reading Seminar

3

Spring.
HIST 571Graduate Reading Course in History

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:30

Note: Three credit hours of courses in a related discipline may be substituted for one of these courses, with advisor’s consent.

ORAL EXAMINATION on the thesis and the major field

B. Seminar Plan

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 501Historiography

3

Fall.
HIST 521Topics in Comparative History

3

Spring.
HIST 561Graduate Seminar in History

3

Fall.
HIST 562Graduate Reading Seminar

3

Spring.
HIST 571Graduate Reading Course in History

3

As needed.

Note: HIST 561, HIST 562: (taken twice)

NINE ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES, with advisement, from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 521Topics in Comparative History

3

Spring.
HIST 550Topics in American History

3

As needed.
HIST 551Topics in Western History

3

As needed.
HIST 552Topics in Non-Western History

3

As needed.
HIST 571Graduate Reading Course in History

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:30

Note: Three credit hours of courses in a related discipline may be substituted for one of these courses, with advisor’s consent.