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History, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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The UNF Master of Arts (M.A.) in Program in History offers courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, and U.S. history. By the end of their first year, students choose between thesis or non-thesis options, both of which require a minimum of 36 credit hours to complete.


Thesis Option

Students interested in writing a thesis should begin in their first year to discuss thesis possibilities with the history faculty member with whom the student hopes to work. The faculty member may impose any language or methodology prerequisites deemed necessary before acceptance of the thesis proposal. Admission to the thesis track is formally complete when the student has prepared a prospectus, and the prospectus has been approved by the thesis advisor and the other two members of the committee. The prospectus should contain a clear exposition of the working hypothesis, the approach and materials the student intends to use, and some indication of the significance of the work.

Approval is indicated by the committee members' signatures on the cover sheet of the prospectus, which must include the student's name, the tentative title of the thesis, and the statement "This prospectus has been approved by the advisor and committee members whose signatures appear below." The original goes to the graduate coordinator, with copies to the student and the thesis committee members.

Non-Thesis Option

The student will submit a research paper of at least twenty pages in length written for a UNF graduate course on a topic appropriate to the student’s area of concentration (the paper may be revised before submission). A committee of three faculty members, selected in consultation with the graduate program director and consisting of at least one faculty member from the student’s area of concentration, will review the paper and conduct an oral examination.

The student should be prepared to present and defend the paper’s findings and place the work in an appropriate historiographical context. The results of the examination will be graded either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory and will be communicated to the student and the graduate program director.

Programme Structure

All M.A. History students must meet with the graduate coordinator during their first term of graduate work in order to plan their course of study, and discuss any questions they may have.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1044 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1044 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    493 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 493 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Based on : Florida Resident:$493.68 ; Non-Florida Resident:$1044.42

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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