The MA essay (history 599) does count for your second 500 level seminar. You do NOT need two research tools for a MA. You only need one research tool. But your research tool can not also count for a public history minor field. (You can't double dip).
This Blog is a collection of messages we have sent in response to inquiries on a number of issues, as well as selections from announcements and other resources. It constitutes a FAQ page for many elements of the Graduate Program in History at Loyola University Chicago. If you have any questions, first carefully consult the web site for the program. Then, look and search these posts (via site search and labels). If you still have questions about details, first contact the Graduate Program Secretary, Lillian Hardison (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have particular questions about the Public History program, contact Professor Ted Karamanski (email@example.com). All best!