University Catalog 2023-2024

History (MA)

Master of Art Degree Requirements

Core Courses6
Historiography and Historical Method
Historical Writing
Primary Field Courses12
Select a minimum of four courses of 500-level or above courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Secondary Field Courses6
Select a minimum of three courses other than those used to fulfill the "Primary Field Courses" approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Thesis Research Course6
Master's Thesis Research
Total Hours30

Primary, Secondary, and Thesis Prep Courses

Primary & Secondary Field Courses
HI 500Civilization of the Ancient Near East3
HI 502Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius3
HI 503Ancient Greek Civilization 3
HI 504Rome to 337 A.D.3
HI 505History and Archaeology of the Roman Empire3
HI 506From Roman Empire to Middle Ages3
HI 507Islamic History to 17983
HI 508Islam in the Modern World3
HI 509The High Middle Ages3
HI 511Trials of Faith: Religious Reformation in Early-Modern Europe3
HI 512The Sexes and Society in Early-Modern Europe3
HI 514From Kings to Revolution: The History of Early-Modern France3
HI 515The French Revolution3
HI 518Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany3
HI 519Modern European Imperialism3
HI 521European Intellectual History: The Eighteenth Century3
HI 522European Intellectual History: The 19th Century3
HI 523Women in European Enlightenment3
HI 525Tudor and Stuart England3
HI 530Modern France3
HI 533Theory and Practice of Oral History3
HI 534Theory and Practice of Digital History3
HI 535Spatial History3
HI 539History Of the Soviet Union and After3
HI 540American Environmental History3
HI 541Colonial and Revolutionary U.S3
HI 543U.S. Constitutional History to 18833
HI 544US Constitutional History Since 18703
HI 545Early American Borderlands3
HI 546Topics in Civil War and Reconstruction3
HI 547Women in America: From Contact to the Civil War3
HI 548American Women in the Twentieth Century3
HI 549U.S. Labor to 19003
HI 550U. S. Labor Since 19003
HI 551The Vietnam War3
HI 552Recent America3
HI 553United States-Latin American Relations Since 18233
HI 554History Of U. S. Foreign Relations, 1900-Present3
HI 555History of the Civil Rights Movement3
HI 559The Early American Republic3
HI 561Civilization of the Old South3
HI 562Southern History since the Civil War3
HI 563Topics in History and Memory3
HI 566Readings in Native American History3
HI 568Slavery in the Americas3
HI 569Latin American Revolutions3
HI 570Exploring World History3
HI 571Revolutionary China3
HI 572The Rise of Modern Japan, 1850-Present3
HI 573Japan's Empire in Asia, 1868-19453
HI 575History of the Republic of South Africa3
HI 576Leadership in Modern Africa3
HI 578Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 19th Century3
HI 579Africa (sub-Saharan) in the Twentieth Century3
HI 581History of the Life Sciences3
HI 582Darwinism in Science and Society3
HI 583Science and Religion in European History3
HI 584Science in European Culture3
HI 585History of American Technology3
HI 586Science and Empire3
HI 587Cultural Resource Management3
HI 588Family and Community History3
HI 589Interpretation in Historic Sites and Parks3
HI 591Museum Studies3
HI 593Material Culture3
HI 594Cultural Heritage3
HI 595Special Topics in History1-6
HI 596Introduction To Public History3
HI 599Independent Study1-3
HI 642Internship In Public History3
Thesis Prep Courses
HI 685Master's Supervised Teaching1-3
HI 693Master's Supervised Research1-9
HI 695Master's Thesis Research1-9
HI 696Summer Thesis Research1
HI 699Master's Thesis Preparation1-9
HI 787African American Public History3
HI 788Native American Public History3
HI 789Public History in International Context3
HI 791Colloquium in Public History3
HI 792Colloquium in History3
HI 795Special Topics1-6
HI 799Independent Study1-3
HI 885Doctoral Supervised Teaching1-3
HI 889Doctoral Dissertation Seminar1
HI 895Doctoral Dissertation Research1-9
HI 896Summer Dissert Res1
HI 899Doctoral Dissertation Preparation1-3

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • William Adler
  • David R. Ambaras
  • Ross Knox Bassett
  • Nishani Frazier
  • Craig T. Friend
  • David P. Gilmartin
  • Holly Hurlburt
  • Akram F. Khater
  • Mi Gyung Kim
  • Keith Phillip Luria
  • Traci Brynne Marante
  • Anne W. Mitchell
  • Samuel Thomas Parker III
  • Julia Rudolph
  • Kenneth Steven Vincent
  • David Aaron Zonderman

Associate Professors

  • Matthew Morse Booker
  • M. L. Cherry
  • Blair Lynne Murphy Kelley
  • William Charles Kimler
  • Susanna M. Lee
  • Julie L. Mell
  • Katherine Mellen Charron
  • Brent S. Sirota
  • Noah B. Strote

Assistant Professors

  • Kristen Alff
  • Alexis Clark
  • Ajamu Dillahunt
  • Xiaolin Duan
  • Ebony Jones
  • Tate Paulette

Teaching Associate Professor

  • Dustin Heinen


  • Gwyneth Anne Thayer

Emeritus Faculty

  • James E. Crisp
  • Owen J. Kalinga
  • John M. Riddle
  • Richard Wayne Slatta
  • Stephanie Laine Spencer
  • Gerald Surh