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MA in History

MA in History

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Rice University graduate program in history is primarily a PhD program. Students who have a BA in history (or its equivalent) are eligible to apply to the PhD program. Although many successful candidates to the PhD program have an MA or other advanced degree, advanced study is not a requirement for admission. Graduate study is offered in these fields: United States (including colonial America, the U.S. South, and the United States and the World), Latin America and the Caribbean, the Atlantic World, transnational Asia and the Middle East. Further information is available at the department website External Link. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees. The department awards graduate tuition waivers and fellowship stipends, within the limits of available funds, to qualified PhD candidates with demonstrated ability. University funding is not available for master’s program study only. All graduate students in the history department are expected to participate in the professional activities of the department as part of their training. These include, but are not limited to, assisting with the Journal of Southern History or serving as research assistants or teaching assistants for department members. As far as possible, these assignments are kept consistent with the areas of interests of the students. Program Learning Outcomes for MA in History Students graduating from this program will: Develop analytic skills in critical thinking and writing that are of value both inside and outside the academy. Conduct original research that makes a contribution to the field. Write a dissertation that makes an original contribution to their field. Enter the historical profession as academics who can teach, present work to peers, and communicate effectively with the public. Acquire expertise in their major field of historical inquiry and will learn the skills necessary to write historical monographs.