MA in War and Society

Chapman University

Program Description

MA in War and Society

Chapman University

The Master of Arts Program in War and Society at Chapman University aims to become the nation's premoer grduate-level program for sudying the global interrelationships between war an socities in the mdoern era. The MA program combines traditional graduate-;eve; education with career enhancement credentialing for professionals working in the larger field of war and society. This emphasis builds on the unique resources available at Chapman University:

  • The Center for American War Letters
  • The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
  • The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

Our graduates possess a broad cultural and historical perspective on the moral and ethical implications of war. They are able to listen, read, and write effectively and demonstrate an ability to respond to problems associated with war and its aftermath. Our graduates appreciate patterns of continuity and change in how societies go to, wage, and end war and in the relationships between civilians, soldiers and the state.

The thematic areas that comprise the War and Society program are:

  • The influence of societal and cultural institutions, values and practices
  • The impact of war on social and cultural insitutions, values and practices
  • The interact between the home front and the battlefield
  • the impact of war on soldiers, civilians and veterans
  • The relationships between war, identity and historical memory

Admission Requirements

MA in War and Society

Deadline for Fall Admission: February

  • Official transcripts from baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  • A graduate admission test is required for applicants with a bachelor's degree cumulative GPA below a 3.0. Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99, may be considered for admission by submitting a satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum scores of Verbal: 150, Quantitative: 145, and Analytical Writing: 4.0 or by demonstrating significant relevant professional experience.
  • A 500-word essay stating reasons for pursuing the M.A. in War and Society.
  • A writing sample of 1200 words that demonstrates competency in scholarly writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to academic preparation and aptitude for graduate study.
  • Resume

4+1 Integrated Undergraduate/MA in War and Society

Deadline: January 15, 2015, for Fall admittance

  • Junior standing.
  • Successful completion of HIST 296.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • A 500-word essay stating reasons for pursuing the M.A. in War and Society.
  • A writing sample of 1200 words that demonstrates competency in scholarly writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to academic preparation and aptitude for graduate study.
  • Resume

Due to new government regulations, we are unable to accept international students into these program at this time: MS in Accounting, MS in Athletic Training, Doctor of Pharmacy, MFA in Documentary Film, MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, MMS in Physician Assistant Studies, and MA in War and Society. We hope to be able to accept students for the next academic year. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to receiving your application at that time.

Central Learning Outcomes

Globalization: Students will demonstrate expertise in collecting and evaluating primary and secondary transnational sources using appropriate war and society methodologies.

Student Writing: Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate an original historical argument in thesis-driven academic essays (including a masters’ thesis), apply appropriate methods of citation, and use a clear writing style that conveys historical knowledge, ideas and evidence in a mature, readily understood manner.

Faculty-Student Research: Students will prepare and revise a masters’ thesis in consultation with a faculty mentor which they will present at a formally organized history conference and submit for research grants and publication.

Personalized Education: Students will develop a critical stance in relation to historical arguments and methodologies and formulate an original historical argument supported by primary and secondary sources.

Interdisciplinarity: Students will utilize interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing historical materials.

Curriculum

Total number of units: 33

Students will take:

  • 9 units of core courses
  • 6 units of History Readings Seminars
  • 6 units of History Research Seminars
  • 12 units of electives, at least two of which are in a discipline other than history
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA after completing 15 units of the program to continue.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 23, 2018
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