Master of Art Degrees in History

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Obtaining a Master of Arts in History degree is a great option for those looking to further study the globe’s great events, personalities, progressions and time periods. Earning an advanced history degree can help expedite a successful and profitable career as a teacher, professor, museum curator, historian, researcher or any number of related positions.

Just what is an MA in History? This advanced degree program helps students further develop their critical thinking, independent researching and writing skills in an effort to gain knowledge and advance their careers across a variety of disciplines. Students who successfully complete a Master of Arts in History program have the educational foundation necessary for pursuing independent research projects, analyzing historical documents and arguments, creating bibliographies from an assortment of different resources and mediums and writing essays, research papers and book reviews with historical focuses.

Students who effectively complete an MA in History program are generally able to command higher salaries than their less-educated competitors, as well as take on higher education positions within this competitive industry.

The cost of a MA program in History varies based on a number of factors, such as geographic location, the length of the course taken and the school through which the program is offered.

Advanced history degree holders are prepared for employment in a wide variety of sectors, including, but not limited to, education, government service, preservation and museum and archive management. Graduates of History MA programs are also prepared to take on additional degree work in history, law, business and other related fields.

Students interested in pursuing an MA in History have an abundance of options, both educationally and geographically. To further explore these options online and find out more about the wide variety of programs that exist for master students, utilize our extensive database and take that next step toward obtaining an advanced degree. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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MA Historical Research & Public History

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom London

Our MA Historical Research & Public History is a unique combination of classic research training and how history is communicated to an audience via books, novels, TV, radio, social media, YouTube, walking tours. It is the only history master's degree in the United Kingdom which does both. [+]

Programme outline

Starting in 2018, our MA Historical Research & Public History is a one-year programme of study or can be studied part-time across two years. International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Each of the programme’s seven courses has been developed by award-winning academic, historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and will be delivered by the History Faculty at NCH.

Course 1: The Historian’s Craft Course 2: Depth Study I* Course 3: Public History Course 4: Depth Study II* Course 5: Dissertation I Course 6: Applied Public History Course 7: Dissertation II

* Depth Studies are chosen from:... [-]


Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Bethany

The two-year Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions program is for anyone interested in: Learning how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave; Exploring the creative process and their own creativity; Understanding the power and application of narrative storytelling; Being part of a motivated and close-knit learning community; Melding self-directed learning with invigorating classroom learning; Publishing or otherwise bringing their stories to life. [+]

Overview

The two-year Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions program is for anyone interested in:

Learning how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave. Exploring the creative process and their own creativity. Understanding the power and application of narrative storytelling. Being part of a motivated and close-knit learning community. Melding self-directed learning with invigorating classroom learning. Publishing or otherwise bringing their stories to life.

Meeting just 1-2 weekends a month (Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), students in this groundbreaking program work with best-selling authors, award-winning oral storytellers, recognized playwrights, acclaimed literary critics and renowned scholars to examine the historical, cultural, sociological, anthropological, psychological and mythological foundations of storytelling. The origins of language, our society's evolution from an oral to written culture, and how stories--both from the ancient past and modern day--help us connect, understand, transform and survive are among the many topics tackled.... [-]


MA in History

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The history master’s degree program stresses broad understandings of the past, the development of the capacity for specialized research, and the cultivation of collegial relationships. [+]

The history master’s degree program stresses broad understandings of the past, the development of the capacity for specialized research, and the cultivation of collegial relationships. History MA students may concentrate on American history, modern European history, or public history and develop minor fields of study (outside fields), as well as (major or minor) cross-national and cross-disciplinary fields.

Department of History faculty offers coursework and guidance in political history, social and cultural history, diplomatic history, history of gender and sexuality, comparative history, history of imperialism and post-colonialism, intellectual history, history of medicine, African-American culture and history, ethnic history, and public history. The Department of History is flexible in its approach to graduate work. Students are encouraged to take initiative and responsibility for shaping their programs and fulfilling program requirements. The department emphasizes close consultation between student and advisor in defining fields of study, tools of research, and other features of a particular program. Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of Washington, D.C., resources to complement coursework.... [-]


MA in History

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths. [+]

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

The Department of History’s approach is thematic and interdisciplinary, with staff expertise spanning the histories of Britain, East and West Europe, South Asia and Africa.

We are on the cutting-edge of our fields and the student-teacher ratio allows us to devote an unmatched amount of time to individual supervision.

Our focus is primary research and we encourage students to follow their own historical interests.

The MA in History aims to develop your research skills and your understanding of key debates and methods in historiography. In addition, it allows you to develop their specific subject interests through a range of option modules and the dissertation.... [-]


History

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

The Master of Arts in History is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, including those who plan to pursue a Ph.D., those wishing to improve their proficiency as secondary school teachers, and those who seek to enrich their intellectual lives. In addition to the General MA program, Public History and Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate tracks are offered. [+]

Master of Arts in History

The Master of Arts in History is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, including those who plan to pursue a Ph.D., those wishing to improve their proficiency as secondary school teachers, and those who seek to enrich their intellectual lives. In addition to the General MA program, Public History and Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate tracks are offered.

Students are served by departmental members whose areas of research include classical history, early Christianity, African history, American cultural and social history, local history, the South, the American Civil War, the American frontier, women and gender roles, Asian history, Middle-Eastern history, twentieth-century mass movements, Nazism and anti-Semitism in Central Europe, Latin American history, and European history, as well as other areas.... [-]


M.A. in History with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

The Master of Arts in History with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses in both campus and online modalities at two-year or four-year institutions. [+]

The Master of Arts in History with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses in both campus and online modalities at two-year or four-year institutions.

Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this master's in history program balances history content with pedagogy to provide a pathway for obtaining advanced training in the fields of history and education. Students will identify classroom techniques and various aspects of sound pedagogical practices at the university level. Demonstrating comprehension of major historical events, themes, narratives, arguments, and interpretations will further prepare students to excel in teaching the subject. This Master of Arts in History with an Emphasis in Education degree program is an excellent opportunity for those passionate about teaching with a strong interest in and curiosity for history as well. Students will analyze key facts and significance of historical events, evaluate cultural developments and observe various political, economic or military histories from across the global.... [-]


MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300–1650

University of London, School of Advanced Study
Campus Full time 12 months October 2019 United Kingdom London

This degree at the Warburg Institute aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. [+]

About the degree

The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural and Intellectual History aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. Students will become part of an international community of scholars, working in a world-famous library. They will broaden their range of knowledge to include the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts.

This twelve-month, full-time course is intended as an introduction to the principal elements of the classical tradition and to interdisciplinary research in cultural and intellectual history from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Although it is a qualification in its own right, the MA is also designed to provide training for further research at doctoral level. It is taught through classes and supervision by members of the academic staff of the Institute and by outside teachers. The teaching staff are leading professors and academics in their field who have published widely. Research strengths include the transmission of Arabic science and philosophy to Western Europe; the later influence of classical philosophy (Aristotelianism, Platonism, Epicureanism and Stoicism); and religious nonconformism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. For further details on the research interests of teaching staff see the module table in this leaflet or visit www.warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/staff-contacts/academic-staff.... [-]


MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations is an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations:

Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements:

Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanities 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

M.A. in Global, International & Comparative History

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2019 USA Washington

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in trans-regional or global contexts. [+]

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in transregional or global contexts.... [-]


MA in History & Economics

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education. [+]

The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyze complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience.

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education.... [-]


MA Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2019 USA Philadelphia

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. [+]

Program Overview

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.

The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.

Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.... [-]


MA History

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies. [+]

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies.

The M.A. program not only prepares students for Ph.D. work but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Washington, D.C. has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress. Our M.A. graduates have gone on to have successful and prolific careers.

Which courses should I enroll in during my first years in the program? If it is your first semester at GW, you should enroll in HIST 6005. You must take two research seminars. If you are a full-time student you should plan to take one in your first year and one in your second year. A research seminar is a history graduate course for which you write a research paper. If it is not clear from the course title, ask the instructor whether it is a research seminar. Students choosing to write an M.A. thesis may count this as their second research seminar. Students concentrating in Imperial and Colonial Studies should take the required HIST 6128 and 6050 the first semester they are offered since they are taught only in alternate years. Discuss the courses you plan to take each semester with your advisor. Give priority... [-]

Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s program in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our program offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In this program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We explore what culture is. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history today, apply cultural theories, and explore the formation of social identities and heritage.

The historians in the program are specialists in the fields of empire, public history, race, media history, history of the body, intellectual history, heritage studies and digital humanities. We bring our academic expertise into classroom discussions.

The scope of the program is Europe in a global setting. We use transnational and comparative approaches to our topics. We ensure there is a balance between the theory and practice of cultural history and heritage through the combination of courses, internships, and thesis. Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers. Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process.... [-]


M.A. Historical Sciences

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Passau

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. [+]

About the programme

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. You will learn to tackle complex issues and reconstruct historical developments and events by cross-referencing source material. Most history programmes tend to focus on the major historical periods; the M.A. Historical Sciences at the University of Passau additionally includes subjects from closely related disciplines. The programme is designed to allow you to actively shape your study path by selecting two focus modules to suit your personal interests and career plans.

Features A combination of conventional history course content and a choice of major epochs, subjects and regional disciplines, with the possibility to include topics from closely related disciplines Core subjects: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Modernity and Contemporary History, Eastern European History, Ecclesiastical History and Auxiliary Sciences of History You may specialise further by choosing a second focus subject Supplementary qualification: Certificate of Digital Humanities Programme Syllabus ... [-]

Master of Arts in Church History

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to: Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD. [+]

Master of Arts in Church History

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to:

1) Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD.

2) Interpret the history of the church since 1500 AD and discuss its implications for Christian life and ministry today.

3) Describe the key developments in African Christian history and show how this history has shaped the African Christian context in which he or she will live and work.

4) Exhibit a deeper understanding of the growth, maturation, and characteristics of the earliest African Christian communities in Egypt, North Africa, Nubia and Ethiopia.

5) Explain the interplay between theology and spirituality down through the history.... [-]