History M.Ed.

30 credits – Thesis program

34 credits – Non-thesis program

Undergraduate prerequisites required:

A bachelor’s degree in history is preferable. Students with fewer than 15 credits in history can be admitted on a conditional basis.

Typical time to finish:

Full-time students can finish in 1 1/2 to 2 years.

Plan of Study:

Thesis program – 30 credits

Required classes

HIST 570Introduction to Research

3 credits

HIST 572Thesis I

3 credits



2-18 credits

Related electives

0-6 credits

Professional Education courses

6 credits

Non-thesis program – 34 credits

Required classes

HIST 570Introduction to Research

3 credits

HIST 571Independent Research

1 - 3 credits



18-21 credits

Related electives in other social sciences

3-6 credits

Professional Education courses

6 credits

Final graduation requirements

Thesis Program:

Comprehensive examination, thesis, thesis defense

Non-Thesis Program:

Comprehensive examination, completion of Research Problem

Admissions requirements and deadlines

Graduate College requirements and deadlines; in addition, applicants must have undergraduate major GPA of 3.0 and overall GPA of 2.5. Candidates should also submit a resume or vita.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available through the department. These are awarded based upon merit and achievement to full-time students in the graduate program. Graduate assistants do not teach classes, but complete projects and tasks assigned by professors.

The graduate assistantship is awarded for the first year of full-time study, with the possibility of extension through the first summer. Prospective students should apply for a graduate assistantship at the time of original application to the program, using the application form provided by the Graduate School or apply online.

For more information, contact Professor Martin Wilson at 570-422-3991 or by e-mail at mwilson@esu.edu.