The Master of Arts degree in history educates students in the essential skills of analysis, comprehension, critical thinking and public speaking. It develops the ability to analyze large quantities of data, to identify patterns and trends and to write a clear narrative that explains those results. Such skills apply to a wide range of careers, including teaching, gallery and museum work; archive management; government and public service; business and legal research; and consulting.
The M.A. in history is designed for those who:
- hold a teaching license and are seeking professional licensure;
- work or want to work in history organizations, museums and galleries;
- are preparing for doctoral studies in history or
- seek the additional intellectual challenge of graduate work in history.
Students may attend part-or full-time, with classes offered in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate those who are working during the day.