2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

History (MA)

The M.A. in History prepares students to become insightful and skilled research scholars, ready for PhD programs in History or a broad range of careers in cultural, academic, policy, or business settings.

Academic Areas of Focus

The History MA program focuses on 19th- and 20th-Century American History, with specific strengths in Social, Cultural, and Urban History. Faculty strengths in American history also include the built environment, labor, the history of sexuality, the history of women and gender, the history of political economy, and the history of popular culture and entertainment. Students in the MA program are required to select a major field in United States history. In addition, they will choose a minor field in Public, Medieval, Modern Europe or Gender and Women's history. Thematic minor fields (such as race and ethnicity or colonialism and empire) may be created with the approval of the Graduate Program Director. Students may also select a minor field from another discipline with the approval of the Graduate Program Director. Students wishing to pursue a minor field in public history must meet with the Public History Program Director and formally declare their intention to do so.