The Department of History participates in the partnership between the Honors College and the Graduate School to offer a combined AB/MA degree in History. Any honors student has the option to apply to our MA program, to obtain a master's degree simultaneously to their bachelor's degree. Students who start the application process in their first or second year at UGA are able to finish both degrees in four years. It's an opportunity for some of our best undergrads to undertake the challenge and excitement of graduate coursework while having those courses count toward a second degree, at the cost of a bachelor's degree alone. The program cultimates in a thesis, but in lieu of the senior thesis that students normally write in HIST 4990, AB/MA students will instead research and write a master's thesis under the mentorship of members of the history faculty.
Students who are interested can find detailed guidelines and an application at the Honors Program, and we also encourage them to speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Graduate Studies, or Laurie Kane, our Student Affairs Professional.