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» Integrated BA/MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society

The Department of History at Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an integrated BA/MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society. This program enables Chapman undergraduate students to begin taking graduate coursework during the senior year of their BA program and to complete the MA the following year. The program is open to all undergraduate majors that have satisfied the prerequisites for the program and meet the admissions requirements.


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Frequently Asked Questions


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Sample Senior Year Course Schedules

  • History Majors
  • Non-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)
    • HIST 596*

    Spring (9 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)
    • HIST 598*
    • Elective

    *Students completing the integrated MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society must select a topic (approved by the Graduate Program 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.

  • Fall (6 units)

    • WS 500: Historical Approaches to War and Society
    • HIST 510: History Readings Seminar in War and Society

    Spring (9 units)

    • HIST 510: History Readings Seminar in War, Diplomacy, and Society
    • HIST 520: History Research Seminars War, Diplomacy, and Society
    • Elective

    *Students completing the integrated MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society must select a 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, Ph.D.
Co-Director, MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society
longley@chapman.edu

Mateo Jarquin, Ph.D.
Co-Director, MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society
jarquin@chapman.edu

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

Shannon McCance
Senior Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 516-5236
smccance@chapman.edu

For additional admission information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711
gradadmit@chapman.edu

Application Deadlines


Apply now using the Online Application

Students apply to the integrated program during their junior year or first semester senior year. Integrated program students must have either already earned 90 credits or be enrolled in and anticipate earning 90 credits earned before the first day of the graduate course(s) in which they wish to enroll.