History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About the MA in History

The master's degree in history is designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Students learn methods of historical analysis, a variety of historical interpretations, and practical applications of the field. Areas of particular faculty interest include American history, Modern and Early Modern European history, cultural history, women’s history, new media technology, African American history, and comparative slavery.

Program Highlights

  • Seminar-size classes
  • Evening and late-afternoon classes
  • Undergraduate history major not required
  • Internships available
  • New media program
  • Extensive electronic database library holdings
  • Access to the rich archival and library resources of Washington, DC
  • Three specializations: American, European, or World history
  • Four concentrations: Predoctoral, Applied History, Enrichment, or Teaching
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