Master of Arts in History

There are several variations of Masters of Arts in History programs these include American history, world history, modern European history, women’s history, and military history. Completion of a bachelor’s degree in history is generally necessary before being admitted to a graduate-level history degree program. Students who have earned a master’s degree in history may consider furthering their education by pursuing a Ph.D.

Students who graduate with an M.A. in History will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate historical questions, can express original arguments about the past, and evaluate and interpret various types of evidence.
  • Familiarity with basic mechanical skills of writing and analysis
  • Ability to construct an organized and coherent verbal presentation directed to appropriate audience levels.

Main Subjects

Potential history subjects that might be taken while pursuing a master’s degree:

  • World history graduate seminar
  • American Revolution
  • U.S. history
  • 20th century events
  • Public history
  • Medieval European history
  • U.S. Civil War
  • Ancient Roman wars

Popular Career Options

Students who have earned a master’s degree in history may be able to obtain jobs working in museums, universities, historical societies and beyond. Following are just a few examples of potential job titles for these graduates.

  • Archivist
  • Document editor
  • Oral historian
  • Interpreter of historical manuscripts
  • Curator
  • Media specialist
  • Consultant