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Department of History 

 Master of Arts in History 



The Master of Arts Degree in History is designed to provide advanced study of American, European, and Non-Western History. Graduate training in History prepares students for exciting and challenging work in diverse fields such as law, government, education, the military, and private and public business and industry opportunities. Oftentimes, students are stimulated to continue their graduate training through a doctoral program.

Program Goals

Students entering the program will be introduced to the methods of historical research and learn to locate, evaluate, and interpret historical material. They will develop skills in oral communication, critical analysis, and writing. through seminars and colloquia, graduate students will become familiar with important trends in historical thought and scholarship. They can also gain valuable professional experience in applied history through numerous internship opportunities. Host organizations include federal, state, and local museums and historical sites. The graduate program currently has an ongoing relationship with Corbis International, the largest photographic archives in the world, where interns work in preservation, sales, and cataloging.

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