Learning Outcomes for the Masters Program in History

The mission of the Masters program in History is to train post-baccalaureate students in the methods, practices, and sensibility of professional historians.  A combination of methods and theories courses, advanced content courses, and supervised research prepares them to ask pertinent historical questions nad develop persuasive historical arguments grounded in primary evidence and secondary literature.

The three principal learning outcomes of the History Masters Program, which are developed across the curriculum, are:

  1. The mastery of a particular field of historical expertise.
  2. The ability to analyze the theoretical/historiographical underpinnings of historical scholarship.
  3. The ability to carry out independent scholarly analyxis and interpretation of historical sources and problems.