The Master of Arts degree in History, with a concentration in Chicana/Chicano Studies, is for those who intend to pursue carers that are beneficial to the Chicana and Chicano community: to better understand the culture and history of Chicana and Chicano communities; offer educational opportunities for those planning to become professionals who will serve these communities; create options for those planning to continue with their academic careers in Chicana and Chicano studies; and further serve the needs of the community’s Hispanic population as a designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units and a 3.0 grade-point average in upper-division history courses. Only those who have at least a 3.5 GPA in upper-division history courses may request an exemption. After fulfilling the university requirements, the applicant’s records are sent to the History Department’s graduate coordinator for additional evaluation. Students with deficiencies will be considered for admission only after they have completed courses approved by the coordinator.
Each student drafts his or her study plan with the graduate coordinator and an adviser during the first semester of study. A study plan must be filed after 13 units of coursework are completed.