American and New England Studies

Master's Degree Requirements and Program Options

30 Hour Program

Required Courses: 9 hours

  • ANE 600: Creating New England I
  • ANE 610: Creating New England II
  • ANE 675: Workshop in Research & Writing

Electives: 15 Hours

Five courses, which will vary from semester to semester and from year to year.

Project or Thesis: 6 Hours

  • ANE 690: Project or ANE 695: Thesis

36 Hour Program

Required Courses: 6 Hours

  • ANE 600: Creating New England I
  • ANE 610: Creating New England II

Electives: 30 Hours

Ten courses, with two Research Papers in elective courses taught by different instructors.


Public Culture and History 36 Hour Program

Required Courses: 12 Hours

  • ANE 600: Creating New England I
  • ANE 610: Creating New England II
  • ANE 670: Museums and Public Culture
  • ANE 687: Internship

Electives: 24 Hours

Includes one of the two following 9 credit tracks, with two Research Papers in elective courses taught by different instructors:

  • Track A: ANE 687 Internship, 2 courses in Non-Profit Management in the Muskie School
    • PPM 535: Managing in the Nonprofit Sector
    • PPM 545: Grant Writing & Financial Management in the Nonprofit Organization
    • PPM 601: Applied Statistics for Public Policy and Management
    • PPM 630: Organizational Dynamics
    • PPM 633: Strategic Planning
    • PPM 638: Foundations and the Philanthropic Process
    • PPM 641: Topics in Public and Non-Public Management
  • Track B: ANE 687* Internship; ANE 687* Internship; 1 course in Nonprofit Management in the Muskie School

    *Internships must be at different institutions or in different areas in museum work (e.g., curatorial, educational).


Continuing Enrollment

The following policy is based upon University requirements: fully admitted graduate students must earn at least six credits during a calendar year (including summer). Students working on theses or projects may take fewer than six credits per calendar year. Students who have not satisfied the University's continuing enrollment requirement will be notified in writing before being withdrawn from the American and New England Studies program.

Time Limit

The Master of Arts degree in American and New England Studies must be completed within six years. Under exceptional circumstances students may request an extension, which will be granted or denied at the discretion of the Director of American and New England Studies.

GRS 601

Students who have completed their course work and have signed up for the last three credits of thesis or project but have not completed their thesis or project are required to sign up for GRS 601: Graduate Studies. Besides being a requirement, this will provide students with access to the library and to the computer center and will also ensure that students receive important information from the University and the Registrar. The cost for this "course" is based on student fees which vary each semester.

Other

Official MAT or GRE scores on file; GPA of 3.00 or more.

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