• History Graduate Studies

    A Master of Arts degree in History can allow you to apply your passion for historical studies to a career in public education, toward a Ph.D., to employment in the private sector, or a position in local, state or national government. The Department of History at Hardin-Simmons University offers history as a major or minor for the Master of Arts degree, and students can choose from two programs leading to the MA in History. Lecture courses are available in both American and European history, and faculty members offer special-topics seminars and tutorials in their areas of specialization.

    The quality of education offered to graduate students is enhanced by the small number of candidates routinely enrolled in the program. This limited size traditionally assures that each MA student receives an optimum amount of faculty attention during their tenure of study, a practice likewise cultivated in the department for the benefit of history undergraduates. Together, the two history programs at Hardin-Simmons University create a vibrant, integrated academic community under the direction of a dedicated faculty of professional scholars. The merit of this approach to both graduate students and undergraduates is validated in the subsequent success of the department’s alumni in gaining admission to other institutions of higher learning. Universities which have admitted HSU MA graduates into their doctoral programs include Texas Christian University, the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), York University (Canada), Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, North Carolina State University, the University of Kansas, and Simon Frazer University (Canada).*

    *HSU history undergraduates have been accepted for post-graduate studies at institutions like Vanderbilt University, University of Oklahoma, Rice University, Duke University, Louisiana State University, University of Connecticut, Seton Hall University, University of Chicago, Wake Forest University, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), University of Alabama, and Harvard University.
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