» Accelerated BA/MA in War & Society

Application Deadline: Rolling, prior to the end of your Junior year

  • Junior standing
  • Successful completion of HIST 296
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • A 500-word essay stating reasons for pursuing the MA in War and Society
  • A writing sample of 1,200 words that demonstrates competency in scholarly writing 
  • As a current Chapman student, applying to an accelerated Masters degree program, the department has agreed to waive the recommendation letter requirement for your application. In the online application, please enter the name, email, and phone number for two faculty or staff members at Chapman who support you as a candidate for this program.
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Sample Senior Year Course Schedule for History Majors

Fall (6 units)

  • WS 500: Historical Approaches to War and Society (counts as MA core requirement and either History BA 300-level course requirement OR elective towards 124 units required for BA)
  • Elective

Spring (6 units)

  • HIST 510: History Readings Seminar in War and Society (counts as MA Readings Seminar requirement and either History BA 300-level course requirement OR elective towards 124 units required for BA)
  • Elective

Students completing the accelerated MA in War and Society must select a War and Society topic (approved by the Graduate Director) for their undergraduate senior thesis and register for HIST 596/598 instead of HIST 496/498. Students will expand their senior thesis into the required Master’s thesis in the fifth year of study.

Sample Senior Year Course Schedule for Non-History Majors

Fall (6 units)

  • WS 500: Historical Approaches to War and Society
  • Elective

Spring (6 units)

  • HIST 510: History Readings Seminar in War and Society
  • Elective

Students completing the accelerated MA in War and Society must select a War and Society topic (approved by the Graduate Director) for their undergraduate major senior thesis or project. Students will expand their senior thesis or project into the required Master’s thesis in the fifth year of study.

Contact Us


 

Kyle Longley, Phd
Director, MA in War and Society
longley@chapman.edu

David Krausman
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 516-7116
krausman@chapman.edu

Sharnique Dow
Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 997-6770
sdow@chapman.edu

For additional admission information, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711
gradadmit@chapman.edu
www.chapman.edu/gradadmission