MA in History

Kenna Felix

Kenna Felix

The M.A. program has been integral to my career as a Museum Professional.

Kenna Howat Felix is a Master's in History program graduate and currently serves as a Digital Educator at the National Museum of the United States Army.

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Dan Martins

Dan Martins, 2016

A Naval officer, helicopter pilot and published scholar

Dan Martins, who leads a Naval helicopter squadron in Hawaii, published his first scholarly essay with the help and guidance of Mason history faculty.

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Andrew Pedry

Andrew Pedry, 2015

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the religious studies program honored Andrew Pedry for his exemplary career.

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Pam Smith

Pam Smith, 2014

MA degree helped her get consulting positions on interpretive exhibits at historic and other public sites, and to co-edit a book about Martin Luther King's Chicago Freedom Movement. She has also put her training to work in teaching nonviolent conflict resolution.

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Clay Farrington

Clay Farrington, 2012

Navy veteran found a lifelong calling.

After service in the Navy, Farrington earned his MA and landed a position as a staff historian at a naval museum. "The emphasis on cultural history at GMU," he writes, "has prepared me to delve into subjects that the average military history buff would dare not touch."

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Mark Jones

Mark Jones, 2004

Interactive Web Manager at WETA

A former National Park Service guide, Mark used the MA program to advance his career. Now Mark works at WETA, a public television station, where among other duties he manages Boundary Stones (, WETA's blog about local history.

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