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- Students completing the non-thesis track must earn a total of 30 credits, including 3 credits from HIST B0000: Historical Methods and Historiography and 27 credits from 9 elective courses.
- Students must write two "Field Papers" of 20 pages each. These papers are normally written as assignments for courses and must be certified either by the course instructors or by another expert in the field, and submitted to the Deputy M.A. Director or M.A. Director. See "Field Paper Guidelines" on the forms page.
- Students completing the thesis track must accumulate a total of 30 credits, including 3 credits in HIST B0000: Historical Methods and Historiography, 24 credits in 6 elective courses, and 3 credits in HIST B9900: Thesis Research.
- Students must submit a thesis prospectus, written in consultation with an adviser.