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Master of Arts in History

M.A. students in History at WVU must specialize in a core area (12 credit hours), a minor field (6 credit hours), an additional elective course (3 credit hours), HIST 700 (Historiography, 3 credit hours), and may take up to 6 credit hours of HIST 697 (Thesis Research). The fields available for study are:


  • British Imperial History
  • East African History
  • West African History


  • Britain/British Imperial History
  • Modern Central European History
  • Early Modern History
  • Modern Eastern European History
  • Medieval History
  • Russian/Soviet History
  • Modern Western European History

Latin American

  • Latin American/Caribbean History
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations

United States

  • Appalachian/West Virginia Regional History
  • Colonial American History to 1787
  • Social History of U.S.
  • U.S. Diplomatic History
  • U.S. History 1787-1850
  • U.S. History 1840-1898
  • U.S. History 1998 to Present