M.A. IN HISTORY AT CSI
FALL 2010 COURSE OFFERINGS
M.A. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
M.A. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
M.A. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
HISTORY DEPARTMENT FACULTY
M.A. CONTACT INFORMATION
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
HISTORY DEPARTMENT HOMEPAGE
Admissions Requirements, M.A. in History
For matriculated status:
- 1. Satisfactory completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Students not meeting this requirement may be evaluated after an interview with the program coordinator and the admissions committee.
- 2. A superior record of accomplishment in undergraduate history courses, with at least a 3.0 average in these courses. Students not meeting this requirement may be evaluated after an interview with the program coordinator and the admissions committee.
- 3. Two letters of recommendation from professors under whom the applicant has studied or other persons who can comment directly on the applicant's potential as a graduate student and scholar.
- 4. Each applicant will provide a letter or statement not to exceed one typed page explaining why he or she is interested in pursuing graduate studies in history.
- 5. Students may enter the program in either the fall or spring semester, but are required to take HST 701 at their first opportunity.
For non-matriculated status:
- Non-matriculated graduate students and graduate students in the Education program or other graduate programs, at the discretion of the MA in History program coordinator, may enroll in the program's offerings on a space-available basis after matriculated History MA program students have been accommodated.
In special cases, master's students may take an advanced undergraduate history course or a 600-level history course, with appropriate additional work, for degree credit, but only by special arrangement and with the prior permission of the program coordinator. Undergraduate students may, with the permission of the program coordinator, take graduate courses for credit toward their undergraduate degree or the master's degree.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to be retained in a graduate program. Students will be able, but not required, to complete the MA Program in four semesters. Some students, particularly those who continue to work full-time while completing the degree, will find it difficult to complete all of the requirements in four semesters. This is normal in most history MA programs, and students should not be discouraged by the demanding pace of CSI's program.
Probationary Admission to the Program
In some cases (such as when Probationary a student applies after the application closing date, with a lower-than-expected GPA, an undergraduate major other than History, or other issues), the MA committee may admit students to the program on a probationary basis. In these cases, the standing of the student will be re-evaluated by the committee at the end of the student's first semester in the program, at which point the probation may be lifted or the student will be informed that he or she may not continue in the program.
When students fail to maintain a 3.0 GPA or engage in acts of academic dishonesty, the MA committee may elect to place a student on probation or to dismiss a student from the MA Program. The probationary period lasts for at least one semester. During that time, the MA committee will determine whether students have made satisfactory progress toward correcting the situation that has resulted in the probationary status. If the committee determines that such progress exists, then the probation may be lifted; if not, the students will be informed that they many not continue in the program.