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Program Overview

Studying history builds your analytical, writing and research skills and prepares you for a fulfilling career in nearly any field you choose.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 1-2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

No matter what period or aspect of history piques your interest, you can explore it here. You’ll work side by side with faculty to delve deep into your specific historical interests, including tracks in art history, documentary filmmaking, museum studies or education.

Program Highlights

Our graduates become successful scholars and teachers, leading figures in government and private sectors, and successful professionals in a host of other fields in the United States and abroad.

  • Investigate the ways in which events and issues have influenced different societies throughout history. 
  • Enjoy a flexible program that allows you to explore your specific interests.
  • Graduate with the communication and analytic skills required for a fulfilling career in any field.
  • Study abroad to gain new perspectives on history from international faculty and peer students.


Traditional Master of Arts in History Degree

The traditional Master of Arts in History is a 30-hour program designed to be completed in two or three terms if you enroll full-time. Part-time students are equally welcome. Most classes are offered in the evenings and meet once a week in three-hour slots. You'll work closely with a faculty advisor in your historical field to craft a unique course of study, and there are possibilities for significant interdisciplinary work in cognate fields.

Tracks in Art History, Filmmaking, Museum Studies and Education

As a student in the traditional Master of Arts in History program, you can choose to designate 10 credit hours of courses to our Art History, Historian as Filmmaker, Museum Studies, or Education tracks.

Semester-Abroad Track

You can choose to spend a semester in Toulouse, France, or Bochum, Germany, studying history at a world-class, European university, while acquiring a strong foundation in German or French. You’ll expand professional and personal networks while gaining a valuable education from a different perspective.

Summer Intensive Program

The Summer Intensive program allows you to complete your master's degree in history in as little as two to three summers. During each six-week session, you'll be in classes taught by highly accomplished professors.

Accelerated Master's Degree

The Accelerated Master's Degree Program (AMDP) allows you to advance your academic career by taking graduate coursework toward the traditional Master of Arts (MA) degree simultaneously with your undergraduate coursework. By taking up to 12 credit hours of history graduate coursework, you'll need only to complete sufficient additional coursework to meet the requirements for the MA degree.

Careers & Outcomes

Our MA students graduate with the tools to become research historians and teachers at many levels. You may go on to earn a PhD or dive right into a job at a museum, a university or the government sector.

Career Projected Salary
College Professor/Instructor $80,840
Policy Analyst $82,397
Technical Writer $79,960

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