Degree Programs and Requirements
The MA Degree
The MA degree at IHPST is a course-based, one-year degree that can be completed over a two term session (i.e., September to May). All MA student are assigned a Faculty Advisor and a Graduate Student Mentor on admission.
6 (.5 FCE) course equivalents/3 course per term. A student’s curriculum is arranged in consultation with the IHPST faculty advisor assigned to the student and the Director of Graduate Studies.
One course must be the HPS1000H Pro-seminar course,
One course can be the HPS1101 Research paper.
MA (Part-Time) Degree
The requirements for the MA Part-Time degree are identical to those for the full-time degree, however students have 6 years to complete all degree requirements.
Students are permitted to take a maximum of 2 full courses (or 4 half-courses) per year. (Note: IHPST rarely offer evening classes. Summer courses are not normally offered, other than one-on-one Individual Reading and Research projects).
Students may take elective courses in other departments during summer terms, subject to the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.