Framingham State campus

The Master of Education with a concentration in History is banked. Therefore, we are no longer accepting applications from potential students for new admission to this program. The information on this page is for current students only.


Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of ten (10) courses, which include three (3) in education and seven (7) in history. Students should note that the Seminar requires a prerequisite, HIST 856 Historical Research and Writing, or an equivalent course. An oral comprehensive examination is required as the student’s culminating experience.

Education Core Courses (3)
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of
three Content or Concentration courses)

History Concentration Courses (7)
HIST 893 Seminar in American History OR
HIST 894 Seminar in European/World History

Note: HIST 856 Historical Research and Writing or an equivalent course is the prerequisite for HIST 893 and HIST 894

And at least six (6) additional history courses must be taken at the 800 or 900 graduate level, approved in writing by the student’s advisor.

Graduate students enrolled in dual-level graduate courses will be required to produce an original research paper from 15 to 40 pages (including primary sources and otherwise conforming to departmental standards taught in HIST 856 Historical Research and Writing); to complete extra reading assignments; and to be graded according to more exacting standards than undergraduates enrolled in the course.

Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Gregory Halfond, History


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220