History (M.A.)

History (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
HIST 501Historical Methods3
HIST 602Historiography3
HIUS 530American Christian Heritage3
Total Hours9
History Elective Courses 1,218
Choose 18 credit hours of graduate history electives from the following: HIST, HIEU, HIUS, & HIWD
Total Hours18
1

Students who have obtained a J.D. or are pursuing the dual degree J.D./MA History program may satisfy a History Elective (3 hours) with LAW 581 Jurisprudence (3 c.h.) or LAW 585 Legal History (3 c.h.) (or approved LAW substitutes) and apply up to 9 hours of LAW credit to the electives

2

Students who wish to write a thesis must take HIST 601 Advanced Historical Research (3 c.h.)HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.)3, and HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.).

3

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student’s thesis chair, to repeat HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.). Although HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be taken more than once, only one enrollment in the course will count towards the degree requirements

Elective Courses 1,2,3
Choose nine credit hours of graduate electives9
Total Hours9
1

Students who have obtained a J.D. or are pursuing the dual degree J.D./MA History program may satisfy a History Elective (3 hours) with LAW 581 Jurisprudence (3 c.h.) or LAW 585 Legal History (3 c.h.) (or approved LAW substitutes) and apply up to 9 hours of LAW credit to the electives

2
Students who wish to write a thesis must take HIST 601 Advanced Historical Research (3 c.h.), HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.)4, and HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.).
3

Students may choose nine graduate hours in history or in other disciplines.

4
Any student who is not ready for enrollment in HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student’s thesis chair, to repeat HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in HIST 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.). Although HIST 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be taken more than once, only one enrollment in the course will count towards the degree requirements

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Grades of C are not permitted in the Core area (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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