About the courseThe MA program of study in history is a flexible one that prepares students for a variety of careers. We expect full-time students to complete the degree in two academic years. Students who regard the MA as a terminal degree normally elect to fulfill its requirements by 33 hours of course enrollment without writing a thesis. Most of these students go on to teaching positions on the secondary and community college level; a smaller number enter government service at all levels; and some secure specialized positions in business, industry, and journalism. Those students preparing for teaching on the university level or related careers in research and writing should look upon the MA program as preparation for advanced graduate study. We thus urge them to write a thesis.
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AboutLocated in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What students learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower them to make a difference in life and throughout their career. Founded in 1912, it welcomes more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of its strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience.
The campus boasts 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence. With over 250 areas of study, students will be sure to discover their career path at the UofM. As a major urban research university, the UofM enrolls roughly 4,000 graduate students in more than 120 degree programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law offers students two optional dual-degree programs, one joint-degree program and a part-time program. As the only law school in Memphis and one of the largest in Tennessee, Memphis Law gives students unparalleled opportunities for success.
The University of Memphis benefits from a diverse community of researchers engaged in pioneering work who help push the boundaries of current knowledge and creative pursuits that enhance human experience. From applied to fundamental, quantitative to qualitative, conceptual to empirical, and descriptive to analytical, faculty and student research impacts the economic, societal, and educational fabric of the Mid-South and the world.
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The center of the main campus comprises buildings that made up the original campus. The first college buildings, including Scates Hall, Manning Hall, Mynders Hall, and Administration Building, were erected in the early 20th century. This section stretches from Patterson St. south to the end of the main campus at Walker Ave., with most buildings surrounding Alumni Mall and Student Plaza. The majority of the buildings of the arts and humanities departments, as well as those of the Physics and Astronomy departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, are located in the original areas of campus.