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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Jul 15, 2019
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

History, M.A.


Masters of Arts in History program is designed to prepare elementary and secondary teachers with a broader and deeper historical understanding and to provide the graduate foundation for students who plan to teach on the community college level or pursue the doctorate in history or related disciplines for university teaching or research purposes.

Admission to the Program

  1. All general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Mississippi College must be met.
  2. Must have a Bachelor's degree from a credited institution with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0.  If not, students must have a 2.8 GPA in their undergraduate History courses.  Applicants who do not meet these GPA requirements may demonstrate their ability to perform graduate work by scoring 155 or higher on the Verbal portion of the GRE.
  3. Must have a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate work in history, of which 15 semester hours must be at the upper division (junior/300+ and above) level.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in their undergraduate history courses.
  4. Applicants must submit three unique letters of recommendation from faculty members who have taught the student in undergraduate courses, at least one of whom teaches history. The letters must convey that the student is capable of successfully competing the coursework and any other associated tasks required for the M.A. degree.
  5. Applicants must submit an acceptable original “Statement of Purpose” outlining their reasons for seeking the M.A. degree. This essay should address the student’s motivation(s) in seeking the degree, a proposed program of study, and career objectives once the degree is completed.

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, including 6 hours of thesis, is required.

Plan A Without Class AA Standard Educator License


1. Twenty-four semester hours of History graduate work Including


2. Six semester hours of Thesis credit, consisting of:


3. In their last semester of enrollment


Candidates for the MA in History must take written and oral comprehensive examinations based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. The oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

Plan B With Class AA Standard Educator License


A copy of the Class A Standard Educator License from the State of Mississippi must be supplied with your application for this degree option. Your application cannot be processed without it.

1. Eighteen semester hours of graduate History courses including


2. Six semester hours of Thesis credit, consisting of:


3. In their last semester of enrollment


Candidates for the MA in History must take written and oral comprehensive examinations based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. The oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

4. Six semester hours of graduate Education courses