History - Graduate

History Department


Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Room 216

Mark Jones
Department Chair, Professor

Aimee Loiselle
Secondary Education Coordinator
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 216-14



MA in History

The MA in History at CCSU provides students with a solid, engaging, and rigorous experience in professional historical thinking and writing. Our students have gone on to pursue doctoral programs in history, law degrees, teaching careers, and careers with non-profit and for-profit businesses. We also serve teachers seeking an engaging field of study to expand their knowledge and meet State of Connecticut continuing education requirements. Whatever our students’ goals, we tailor a graduate experience that is demanding and worthwhile.

Inside Connecticut and the Civil War book cover History Department Alumni

CCSU Professor of History Matthew Warshauer ’90 and eight history alumni have produced a collection of essays: Inside Connecticut and the Civil War: Essays on One State’s Struggles, edited by Warshauer and published by Wesleyan University Press. Contributors include (top row, l-r): David C. W. Batch MA ’12;; Todd Jones BA ’08;; WarshauerJames E. BrownMichael Sturges BS ’05, MA ’13;; (bottom row, l-r): Michael Conlin BA ’01;; Emily E. Gifford MA ’11;; Carol Patterson-Martineau MA’13;; Luke G. Boyd  MA ’13;; and (not pictured) Diana Moraco MA ’10. 

Students can choose a specific historical area of interest from a broad array of specialties and work with a highly regarded scholar in that field. We ask students to think about this early on so that we can pair them with the right faculty member. This helps to individualize a students’ studies. Please see the faculty profiles to get a clear understanding of our wide-ranging expertise. You are welcome to contact any of our faculty to ask about working with them on your MA program.

MA in History Requirements

The MA in History requires 30 credits hours (8 courses, followed by HIST 599, 6 credit hours of thesis work).

Students entering the program will work with their assigned advisor to create a planned program of study tailored to their interests and goals.

Program requirements include:

  • HIST 501: The Professional Historian (3 credits)
  • HIST 502: Historiography (3 credits)
  • 500-level courses in History (12 credits – 4 courses)
  • Electives in history or related fields (6 credits – 2 courses)
  • HIST 599: Thesis (6 credits)
  • No more than 6 credits may be taken in History 495 (special topics courses approved by the Graduate School) Admissions Requirements Apply to the MA in History Program

Admissions Requirements

Apply to the MA in History Program

Graduate School Scholarships

MA Thesis Handbook

For more information contact:

Dr. Louise Williams
MA Coordinator