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Masters in History

The MA in history is designed to meet the needs of students who seek a thorough understanding of history and historiography. 

  • Thesis Option - 30 semester credit hours, including 6 hours credit for the thesis
  • Professional Paper Option - 36 semester credit hours, including 3 credit hours for the professional paper
  • Public History Option - 36 semester credit hours, including 3-6 credit hours of Public History, 3-6 credit hours in an internship and a professional paper.
  • MA Combined History and Government Option - 39 semester credit hours, including 18 additional graduate hours in government

Both theses and professional papers are defended orally before a panel of three faculty members.

For more information contact Dr. Jonathan Olsen jolsen1@twu.edu .

Masters in Government

The MA in government is designed to meet the needs of students who seek a thorough understanding of political science, political theory, and legal studies. 

  • Thesis Option - 30 semester credit hours, including 6 hours credit for the thesis
  • Profession Paper Option - 36 semester credit hours including 3 credit hours for the professional paper
  • Practicum Capstone Option - 36 semester credit hours, including 6 hours of internship with a paper
  • MA Compined History and Government Option - 39 semester credit hours, including 18 additional graduate hours in history

Theses, professional papers and practicum papers are defended orally before a panel of three faculty members.

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Olsen jolsen1@twu.edu .

Research Interests

To learn more about the research interests of our students, see their MA Theses and Professional Papers.

Program Highlights

Graduate LuncheonGraduate seminars in history and government are small, student centered and interactive.  Faculty work closely with graduate students, advising on degree plans, career opportunities, and research projects.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements for History and Goverment MA Program

To assure consideration of your application, a complete application should be submitted at least two months prior to the beginning of the semester that you wish to start.

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Graduate Student News

Summer 2012 - Monica Alfaro, a recent recipient of a masters in government,  has been accepted into The University of Texas at Dallas Ph.D program. 

Spring 2012 - Kelly Jackson, a graduate student in history, presented the paper " Johnny is Lost in a Book Again: A Look at Children's History in the 1920s United States Through the Choice of Entertainment Books" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Aiesha McFadden, a graduate student in history, presented the paper "Myth and Militarism in 1920s Hollywood War Films" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Tiffany Smith, a graduate student in history, presented the paper "Virtue and Vice: Public Houses, Prostitution, and Piety in Colonial Philadelphia" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Melba Chance, a graduate student in history, presented the paper "Thomas Shepard: Conformity in the Massachusetts Bay Colony" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Katie Fogle, a graduate student in history, presented the paper "Praying Rain and Searching for Rainbows: Colonial Perceptions of the Role of God in the Natural World" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Greg Michna, a graduate student in history, has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in history at West Virginia University where he will be a graduate assistant.

Spring 2012 - Phillip Pierce, a graduate student in government, has been accepted into The University of Texas at Dallas Ph.D program.  He will be studying Humanities there starting this Fall.

Spring 2012 - Tiffany Smith, Katie Fogle and Jaclyn Hise, all graduate students in history served as judges for Texas History Day at the Keller Independent School District.  Winners for this event will go on to compete in a regional event to be held at the University of North Texas.  Winners of the regional event will then compete on the state level in Austin, with winners moving on to National History Day in Washington, D.C.

Spring 2012 - Tiffany Smith a graduate student in history, has been selected as the winner of the Virginia Chandler Dykes Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.  This prestigious award is given for academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership.

Spring 2012 - Dee Binyon, a graduate student in government, presented her paper "America’s Failings: U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua, 1909-1933” at the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Spring 2012 - Tiffany Smith, a graduate student in history, presented her paper "Social Change in San Angelo, Texas 1919-1941” at the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Spring 2012 - Katie Fogle, a graduate student in history, presented her paper "Together Like a Horse and Buckboard: Love and Marriage on the American Frontier, 1860-1930” at the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Spring 2012 - Jaclyn Hise, a graduate student in history, presented her paper "Race, Labor, and Women: Emma Tenayuca and the Pecan Sheller Strike of 1938” at the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Masters Degree for Dual-Credit Teachers

Pursue a degree that qualifies you to teach dual credit in both history and government. More about Dual Credit (.pdf)

NEW Practicum Capstone option in Government Masters Program (.pdf)

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