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Learn from the past

Explore the world both inside and outside the classroom

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Expand your horizons

Prepare for exciting careers in education and other fields

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See the bigger picture

Gain greater insight into U.S., European and World History

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History (Master of Arts)

Offered by: History

The Master of Arts in History program at SRU prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in diverse fields such as education, law, government, military, industry, and private and public business. This program also provides students the knowledge and qualifications needed to advance to a doctoral program.


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The SRU Master of Arts in History is a fully online, 30-credit program designed to provide advanced study of U.S., European, and World History. This program offers individuals the flexibility to work on an advanced degree while pursuing a career, and the freedom to explore and study the past from anywhere in the world.


SRU's Master of Arts in History program offers:

  • Flexibility to fit busy schedules with classes offered exclusively online
  • Affordability to help professionals advance their careers
  • Training in theory, practical skills, and objective content
  • Variety of course options from three different geographic regions:  United States; Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa; Europe
  • Faculty members who all hold doctoral degrees in history
  • 30 credit program (3 credits in historiography; 27 credits in subject areas)
  • 24-month completion schedule, if full-time
  • Pass/fail written comprehensive exams in three geographic areas that can be taken after the completion of 21 credits
  • Teaching modalities - reading, analyzing, discussing texts; synthesis of data and analysis
  • Assessment modalities - online discussion, analytical/historiographical papers


  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Essay-Select a current event and write a one-page essay, in which you explain and/or analyze how the past has influenced the present. The essay should not be descriptive or editorial** (submit to graduate.admissions@sru.edu)
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 

**Applicants may submit supplemental application materials as a PDF or JPEG file via email (graduate.admissions@sru.edu), fax (724.738.2146), or mail. 

* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent states approved for online classes and internships by clicking here to see if SRU is authorized to offer distance education and/or field experiences in your state of residency.