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Graduate Program

The Master of Arts in History at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is designed to meet the needs of three types of students: college graduates who wish to increase their background in history as a liberal arts area, teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of history, and students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. in history at another institution but require further preparation before applying.

Each student will work closely with an adviser. The adviser will help the student design a plan that will allow for completion of program requirements as efficiently as possible.

Successful completion of the program will signify that a student:

  • has acquired sound factual knowledge of a major field of history and a grasp of the pertinent historical literature.
  • has learned to use historical method and to respect evidence.
  • has demonstrated proficiency at gathering, analyzing, and presenting material both orally and in writing.
  • understands the complexity of human history.
  • can make judgements about concrete issues which reflect careful analysis.
  • appreciates the people, institutions, events, and ideas that have shaped the world of today.

More information about the MA program 

You may also wish to consult the Graduate Catalog.

To schedule an appointment with the Graduate Director, please e-mail Dr. John W. W. Mann (