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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Graduate Courses
Jazz History and Research 561
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses History 510 Programs  


The Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark/New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.) and the master of arts for teachers (M.A.T.) degrees. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis. To accommodate those who are employed, the program normally schedules graduate courses in the late afternoon or evening. The department strives to provide a broad yet rigorous training in history that will prepare students for further graduate study; secondary school teaching; public history; or history-related careers in government, business, or private research.

Requirements for the M.A. degree include the general requirements of the graduate school and 30 credits of approved coursework divided between a major and a minor field. The program offers three major fields: American history; world history; and the history of technology, environment, medicine, and health. As part of their 30 credits, all students are also required to complete either a 6-credit master's thesis or a 3-credit master's essay. Although a foreign language is not required, it is strongly recommended for students who plan to pursue the Ph.D.

Students in the M.A. and M.A.T. program can also obtain an official concentration in women's and gender studies by taking two courses in women's or gender history as well as two core courses offered by the program in women's and gender studies.

Additional descriptions of programs, regulations, and admission procedures are available from the graduate history office (973-353-5410) or visiting either the department's or Graduate School's website.

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