2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog > Programs and Course Descriptions > History > History M.A.
Purpose of degree:
To develop the analytical, literary, and verbal skills of students and to familiarize them with historical literature. Thesis students will learn to conduct original research and they will learn to organize large amounts of information into presentable form.
Outcome expectations of students and degree completion:
Students will attain a better understanding of history. They will become familiar with historical methodology and literature. They will improve their verbal and written communication skills.
Most of our M.A. graduates teach in the high schools; some have obtained Ph.D.’s and teach on the college level; others work for historical societies, museums, publishing houses, and the National Park Service.
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.
HIST 570: offered only in the fall semester
Group A – United States History
Group B – European History.
Comprehensive examination, thesis, thesis defense.
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