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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

History MA

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The Department of History offers intense academic training in a supportive, close-knit, open-minded environment. The department has particular strength in Early Modern Societies, Race, Empire, and Nation, The Twentieth Century World, and Medicine, Disability and Science, but its small size also encourages contacts across standard disciplinary boundaries. Our students are doing research in the history of the Atlantic world, disability studies, public history, immigration history, gay and lesbian studies, and other emerging fields. Our graduates hold positions in universities, museums and libraries across the country. Learn how this degree will prepare you for employment.

General Curriculum

Required Core (3 credits)

Core Seminars (6 credits)

Select 2 courses in any combination according to your interests:

Asian History Area

North /South American History Area

Latin American and Caribbean History

Research Seminar (3 credits)

Select 1:

  • HIS 6XX SEM - 600-level seminar 3 Credits

Elective & Culmination Experience (18 credits)

Electives (12-15 credits)

Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours. 

  • Select at least 1 course outside of History/HIS department/major.
  • Select from all graduate level 500 and 600 level HIS courses to complete remaining elective credits. 
  • Up to 6 credits of HIS 598  (Project) will be applied toward the degree.

Culminating Experience: Project (3-6 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 30

3.0 Degree GPA required


Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Program Contact

Alison Blaszak
338 Academic Center
Buffalo, NY 14261
Email: ablaszak@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0466
Fax: 716-645-2225

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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