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Graduate Studies
 

Graduate Degrees and Certificates

  • Master of Arts
    • 35 credit hours in History
    • Only one core course, HIS 7830 - Methods and Research in History, to provide maximum flexibility to adapt the program to fit your specific career goals
    • Three options for degree:
      • Plan A - 27 hours of coursework plus a thesis (8 hours)
      • Plan B - 32 hours of coursework plus and essay (3 hours)
      • Plan C - 35 hours of coursework plus an examination in the major field
    • A number of fields available for concentration, including a new field in world history
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • We offer a strong doctoral program with a variety of fields, including transnational work
    • Wayne State University is a leading research institution
      • The WSU Library System ranks 48th of the top 100 research libraries in the nation
      • The Reuther Archives, established in 1960, is one of the premier archives of American labor history and affiliated social movements
      • The Burton Collection of the Detroit Public Library system, is a nationally-recognized research center for the history of Michigan and the Midwest
      • The Louise Lovett Wright Research Library of the Wright Museum of African American History is a new and growing collection for scholars in the field of African American history, featuring a concentration on regional history and a growing collection of oral histories
    • Students take a total of 90 credit hours, thirty of which are concentrated in dissertation research and writing
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History
  • Joint J.D./M.A. Program
    • Students earn both a Juris Doctor and a Masters in History through a coordinated program that only requires one additional semester beyond that of the J.D.
    • Students must be admitted to the Law School before applying for the joint program
    • Contact: Prof. Sandra VanBurkleo, ad5235@wayne.edu.
  • Joint M.A./M.L.I.S. Program
    • Students earn both a Masters in History and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree through a coordinated program.
    • Instead of taking 35 credit hours for the M.A. in History and another 36 credits hours for the M.L.I.S. for a total of 71 hours, students in this program are able to double-count 14 credit hours and receive both degrees with 57 hours of coursework - a significant tuition savings.
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, ad5247@wayne.edu.
  • Joint M.A./M.Ed. Program
    • Students earn both a Masters in History and a Masters of Social Studies Education through a coordinated program.
    • Instead of taking 65 total credit hours for both programs, students in this program will complete both degrees with 52 hours of coursework.
    • Students must be admitted to both the College of Education and the Department of History.
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, ad5247@wayne.edu
  • Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration
    • Conforms to program guidelines set by the Society of American Archivists
    • 15 credit hours in graduate-level courses in Archival Administration
    • Includes a practicum in archival practice
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, or Prof. Steven Bajjaly, Director, Library and Information Science Program,  dx1042@wayne.edu
  • Graduate Bridge Certificate in World History
    • 15 credit hours in graduate-level courses in World History
    • Includes a seminar in World History
    • Includes 12 hours of courses with continental distribution
    • May include transnational coursework
    • Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History

     

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