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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137


Approved fields for the M.A. general examination


These fields have been approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

When available, the field name is linked to the current core list of books. For some fields, the faculty have agreed on a core; for others, each faculty member's suggestions are indicated. See the Program Handbook for details.

Additional fields can be proposed to the Graduate Studies Committee, bearing in mind that the purpose of M.A. fields is to ensure that the examinee has a broad base of historical and historiographical knowledge; the M.A. field is not intended to further narrow specialization.

Approved MA fields - geographical and chronological

Approved MA fields - thematic