2011-2012 Academic Catalog 
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2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, MA

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Graduate Program

The department offers graduate programs in two broad areas: America, with tracks in the history of the United States and in the history of the Atlantic World; and, modern Europe, with tracks in the history of the Holocaust and in Genocide Studies. (Please note that applicants to the modern Europe program must intend to pursue one of these two specialized tracks). Both of these areas of study are augmented by instruction in non-Western areas. The department has particular depth in women’s history (European, American, and Chinese), American diplomatic history, and Holocaust and Genocide history. Our close ties with the American Antiquarian Society and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge are wonderful assets for graduate students in United States history. The department offers a graduate internship for credit at Old Sturbridge Village.

Graduate course work includes reading seminars (colloquia), research seminars, and individual tutorials for both reading and research purposes. Graduate students may also register in upper-division undergraduate courses at a graduate level that requires more intensive work. First- and second-year students in the doctoral program take three courses each semester, one of which must be expressly devoted to the production of a research paper. Faculty advisers help incoming students design their programs, which may include courses in other departments or colleges in the Worcester Consortium.


Graduate Requirements

Because of our limited size, the department offers a terminal M.A. only through the Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program, limited to qualified Clark undergraduate history majors. For more specific information regarding the application process and requirements, please contact the Clark History Department.

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