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Military History Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Military history programs focus on studies of war, economics, sociology and territorial expansion. There are many schools offering degree programs in this subject.

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Selecting a Military History School

A military history program should require classes in the history of militaries and military encounters, from ancient to modern times. In addition to these courses, the school should offer classes in government, military theory, political science, sociology and battle narratives.

Students will study many war philosophers, such as Abraham Lincoln, Mao, Clausewitz, Thucydides and Ho Chi Minh. These writers, leaders and theorists are as important to a student of military history as any tactics. Study of these military leaders will help students to understand the motivation of various countries for beginning and continuing the wars in which they were involved.

A military history school should also offer classes in war literature. In context, a country's literature can serve as a reflection of the time during in which it was written, and war often is a motivating force for writers. Some American writers studied may include Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain and John Steinbeck.

Lastly, the student should find on his or her desired school's website the faculty involved in the military history program. Most professors have a specialization, such as American military history, military relations or terrorism. Students should aim for a program that provides them the opportunity to study areas of academic and professional interest.

Military History Schools by Overall Student Population

College/UniversityStudent PopulationInstitution Type
Arizona State University67,0824-year, Public
Ohio State University - Main Campus53,7154-year, Public
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor41,0284-year, Public
University of Washington - Seattle Campus396754-year, Public
Brigham Young University34,2444-year, Private not-for-profit
Excelsior College33,4534-year, Private not-for-profit
Iowa State University26,8564-year, Public
Harvard University26,4964-year, Private not-for-profit
The University of Texas at Arlington25,0844-year, Public
University of Akron - Main Campus24,1194-year, Public
University of Pennsylvania24,1074-year, Private not-for-profit
University of California - Santa Barbara 21,868 4-year, Public
Ohio University - Main Campus21,369 4-year, Public
The University of Texas at El Paso20,4584-year, Public
Webster University19,1544-year, Private not-for-profit
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus 18,653 4-year, Public
University of California - Riverside18,0794-year, Public
Touro College17,3274-year, Private not-for-profit
University of Central Oklahoma15,724 4-year, Public
National University15,5214-year, Private not-for-profit
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