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History, MA

Grad student Sarah Bliss and Dr. Lynn Botelho

BENEFIT FROM FACULTY EXPERTISE Master’s in History student Sarah Bliss (left) looks at a 500-year-old manuscript with professor Lynn Botelho as she begins research on her thesis on family relations in early modern England. In 2011–12, Botelho was named the IUP University Professor for her outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity.

The IUP History program provides a comprehensive education, combining history with research and internships for training appropriate to a wide range of professional goals in the field of history.

Our flexible program gives you the option to take either a traditional history history concentration, with a thesis or without a thesis, or a public history concentration, depending on what career path you want to pursue.

MA in History

  • Choose a concentration in American and/or European history.
  • Combine conventional history coursework with research.
  • If you are planning to continue at the doctoral level, you should select the thesis option and a specific group of courses that will prepare you for advanced study.
  • If you are not planning to pursue a doctorate in history, you should select the non-thesis option.

Thesis Option (36 credits)

  • Students are required to take HIST 614: Research Methods, two sections of HIST 601: History Seminar, and six credits of HIST 795: Thesis.
  • The remaining credits are electives, with no more than 12 credits coming from 500-level courses. No more than six credits may be taken outside of the program.

Non-Thesis Option (36 credits)

  • Students are required to take HIST 614: Research Methods and two sections of HIST 601: History Seminar.
  • The remaining credits are electives, with no more than 15 credits coming from 500-level courses. No more than six credits may be taken outside of the program.

Assistantships

Graduate assistantships at IUP are selectively awarded to highly qualified graduate students.

Meet the Program Coordinator

Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne
Keith Hall, Room 214
Phone: 724-357-2436
E-mail: j.mkahne@iup.edu

  • History Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 203
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2284
  • Fax: 724-357-6478
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.