The 文学硕士 in History and Political Studies is a fully online degree program designed for graduate students who have interdisciplinary interests and for educators who want to expand their professional credentials to teach courses in both history and government.
Build Proficiency in Three Phases
Coursework for this degree is broken into three phases.
在你们最初的课程中, you will gain an overview of the disciplines of history and political science as well as a grounding in each field’s methodological approaches.
Following your initial courses, you develop an insight into each of the History Department’s three thematic tracks (战争 & 暴力、权利 & 身份, and 遇到 & 交流), the Political Science Department’s three principal subfields (美国政治, 比较政治学, and 国际关系).
Your final courses will be your choice of any two other history and political science courses as electives that best suit your professional objectives.
As you complete your degree, you will build an interdisciplinary portfolio reflecting your development. Your portfolio of work in your final semester will consist of a synthetic essay, an annotated bibliography or teaching portfolio, and a compilation of your written work from your completed courses.
Thematic Tracks for History
- 战争 & 暴力: Courses examine how different societies have experienced, 进行了, and remembered military conflict, 大规模死亡, 和种族灭绝.
- 权利 & 身份: Courses explore how individuals and collectives have defined themselves at different times and places around the world.
- 遇到 & 交流: Courses explore how the world’s diverse peoples have encountered and interacted with one another on a large scale over time.
Subfields for Political Science
- 美国政治: Courses examine political institutions and political behavior in the United States.
- 比较政治学: Courses explore the diverse political systems around the world.
- 国际关系: Courses explore the cooperative and conflictual interactions of sovereign states and non-state actors on the global stage.
Applications to the graduate degree program in History are on a rolling basis.
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.