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Administered By: Federated History Department of Rutgers-Newark and NJIT
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Administration
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NJIT Chairperson sher
Rutgers-Newark acting Chair Karen Caplan
Director, Graduate Programs Karen Caplan
NJIT Graduate Coordinator maher
Rutgers-Newark Undergraduate Advisor Eva Giloi

Administration
NJIT Chairperson Richard B. Sher
Rutgers-Newark acting Chair Karen Caplan
Director, Graduate Programs Karen Caplan
NJIT Graduate Coordinator Neil M. Maher
Rutgers-Newark Undergraduate Advisor Eva Giloi

Faculty
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Distingushed Professors sher
History Advisor Sher,oruairc
Professors schweize
Associate Professor Maher,tobias
Assistant Professors alefkovi
Senior University Lecturer nocks
University Lecturer kriis
Adjunct Faculty kent,Joyce Mullan,Mary Catherine Moran
Emeritus Faculty John E. O'Connor, sherd,

Faculty
Distingushed Professors Richard B. Sher
History Advisor Richard B. Sher, Maureen O'Rourke
Professors Karl W. Schweizer
Associate Professor Neil M. Maher, Norman Tobias
Assistant Professors Alison Lefkovitz
Senior University Lecturer Lisa Nocks
University Lecturer Kyle Riismandel
Adjunct Faculty Scott L. Kent, Joyce Mullan, Mary Catherine Moran
Emeritus Faculty John E. O'Connor, Doris H. Sher

Rutgers-Newark Faculty
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Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Clement Price
Professors Susan L. Carruthers, Steven J. Diner, James Goodman, Jan Ellen Lewis, Said S. Samatar, Beryl E. Satter, Marc S. Weiner, Odoric Y. K. Wou
Associate Professors Karen Kaplan, Jon Cowans, Gary D. Farney, Ruth Feldstein, Eva Giloi
Assistant Professors Kornel Chang, Mark Krasovic, Amita Satyal, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Whitney Strub, Nukhet Varlik
Adjunct Faculty Elizabeth Aaron, Danielle Bradley, Andrew Daily, Courtney Doucette, Leigh-Anne Francis, Matthew Friedman, Stuart Gold, Jose Gomez-Rivera, Susan Helft, Lacey Hunter, Benjamin Hutchins, Rebecca Lubot, Thomas McCabe, Abigail Mellen, Christopher Mitchell, Raymond Ojserkis, Sonia Robles
Emeritus Faculty Norma Basch, Norman Dain, Peter B. Golden, David H. Hosford, Taras Hunczak, Warren F. Kimball, Jonathan Lurie, Irwin L. Merker, John W. Osborne, Elliot Rosen, Frederick H. Russell, Gabor P. Vermes, Olga J. Wagenheim, Odoric Y. Wou

Rutgers-Newark Faculty
Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Clement Price
Professors Susan L. Carruthers, Steven J. Diner, James Goodman, Jan Ellen Lewis, Said S. Samatar, Beryl E. Satter, Marc S. Weiner, Odoric Y. K. Wou
Associate Professors Karen Kaplan, Jon Cowans, Gary D. Farney, Ruth Feldstein, Eva Giloi
Assistant Professors Kornel Chang, Mark Krasovic, Amita Satyal, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Whitney Strub, Nukhet Varlik
Adjunct Faculty Elizabeth Aaron, Danielle Bradley, Andrew Daily, Courtney Doucette, Leigh-Anne Francis, Matthew Friedman, Stuart Gold, Jose Gomez-Rivera, Susan Helft, Lacey Hunter, Benjamin Hutchins, Rebecca Lubot, Thomas McCabe, Abigail Mellen, Christopher Mitchell, Raymond Ojserkis, Sonia Robles
Emeritus Faculty Norma Basch, Norman Dain, Peter B. Golden, David H. Hosford, Taras Hunczak, Warren F. Kimball, Jonathan Lurie, Irwin L. Merker, John W. Osborne, Elliot Rosen, Frederick H. Russell, Gabor P. Vermes, Olga J. Wagenheim, Odoric Y. Wou
 
Degrees Offered: Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in Teaching (History). Both degrees are offered jointly by NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.

The Federated History Department offers the master of arts for generalists and for students interested in preparing for further graduate study in history, and the Master of Arts in Teaching for current and prospective secondary school teachers of history and social studies. The objective of the graduate history program is to furnish a broad yet rigorous course of study in preparation for careers in teaching, business, law, government, administration, and other fields related to history, as well as to enhance the professional experience and increase the opportunities for advancement of students who are already working as professionals in these fields.

Program administration and teaching are shared by faculty from both campuses, and the full resources of both universities are available to all history graduate students and faculty. Resources include access to the Rutgers University library system of more than three million volumes, to the outstanding collection in the history of medicine at UMDNJ, and to excellent history collections in the region. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and archival research in association with local institutions, such as the Thomas Edison National Historic Site in nearby West Orange and the Newark Museum and the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark.

The joint Rutgers-Newark/NJIT graduate history program is the largest and most diverse master's-level history program in New Jersey. Many of the graduate faculty have national or international reputations as scholars, representing a wide variety of time periods and fields of study. The program is particularly noted for its strengths in environmental history and the history of technology and medicine; the history of communication, cultural and intellectual history; diplomatic history; history of women; pre-Civil War and contemporary America; African and African-American history; legal history; and global and comparative history.

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Master of Arts in History

The M.A. in History furnishes a broad yet rigorous training in history in preparation for a wide variety of careers in education, law, business, medicine, and administration.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and favorable letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their work. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is normally required. Students must provide GRE scores.

Application:
Students interested in the program should contact the graduate programs director and apply to Rutgers-Newark.

Degree Requirements
A minimum of 30 credits is required, including 18 in a major field and 6 in a minor field chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. The remaining 6 credits may be completed through a Master's Thesis or a combination of a Master's Essay and an additional course.

Major Fields:

American History See the Federated History Department website for more information.

World History See the Federated History Department website for more information.

History of Technology, Environment, and Medicine/Health
Based at NJIT, this concentration is a unique integration of three relatively new and increasingly important historical sub-disciplines. Students concentrating in the History of Technology, Environment, and Medicine/Health explore not only the interrelationships between environmental transformations, technology in society, and health and medicine, but also their social meanings, their cultural relations, their political, social, and gender histories, and their local, national, and global contexts. NJIT has a distinguished concentration of faculty in these areas, with particular strengths in American environmental and urban environmental history; the social and cultural history of medicine; and the history of technology and communication.

Students interested in pursuing this major field of concentration should contact the NJIT graduate coordinator for more information.

The following is a sample curriculum for a student completing a major field of study (18 credits) in the History of Technology, Environment and Medicine/Health.

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  Hist 622Culture and Science in the History of American Medicine (3 credits)
  Hist 628Gender, Science and Technology in the Modern World (3 credits)
  Hist 632Technology, Culture and History (3 credits)
  Hist 634Environmental History of North America (3 credits)
  Hist 635History of Technology, Environment and Medicine: Theory and Method (3 credits)
  Hist 638Social History of Communication (3 credits)
  Hist 656Topics in the History of Health (3 credits)

Minor Field:

Five upper division courses, at least four in history, one may be HSS 404 or HSS 404h offered by the History Department.

Faculty Coordinator: Richard Sher
Cullimore Hall, Room 329
E-mail: sher@njit.edu Phone (973) 596-3377

Interested Persons may also contact the Academic Coordinator Maureen O'Rourke

E-mail: history@njit.edu

Master's Thesis/Master's Essay:
Students must complete either (1) a Master's Thesis (6 credits) or (2) a Master's Essay (3 credits) and an additional 3 credits of course work. For additional information on the Master's Thesis and Master's Essay, see the Federated History Department website.

Master of Arts in Teaching (History) 1
 
Master of Arts in Teaching (History)
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a terminal degree for students who are preparing for, or are already engaged in, careers in secondary school teaching in history and social studies. See the Rutgers Graduate School-Newark catalog for more information.
 


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