Graduate Study Information
Graduate Study in History at Colorado State University consists of three programs culminating in the Master of Arts degree.
Liberal Arts with Thesis
provides instruction through small seminars and individual study, and stresses historiography and research methods. This program requires a minimum of 30 semester credits, a master's thesis, and knowledge of a foreign language (see below: Plan A check sheet re: language test). This option is usually pursued in anticipation of further advanced degrees, mainly in such fields as history, business, or law
Liberal Arts without Thesis
is especially appropriate for students desiring employment in secondary education or who do not wish to pursue further advanced degrees. This program requires a minimum of 33 credits, emphasizing area and/or topical historical study offered in seminars. This option requires neither a thesis nor a foreign language
All of these options require a minimum of 36 semester credits, including practicum/internship.
The Special Studies Course Form may be found here. The Department of History recently updated its policies regarding HIST 695/Independent Study and HIST 697 Group Study. See the document below for specific information.
Chair, Graduate Studies
Clark Building, Room B357
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523(970) 491-6334