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MA in History - American History

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History program is designed to focus on past critical events significant to the United States and how those events can be relevant and valuable to analyze today. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in applying to this online program should be interested in examining how and why the USA developed into the country it is today. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University graduate programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History online program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to look at how past events in the history of the United States can be researched and analyzed for their relevance to how the nation has grown. Coursework goes over different methods of examining historical events as well as covers the specific events themselves, such as the Civil War, the Cold War, and different American eras. Students have the opportunity to select which concentration courses they take, so they can customize their learning experience. By the end of this program and as a requirement to graduate, students will be asked to propose and complete a history capstone project.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History:

Core Courses

  • HIS 501: Historiography
  • HIS 502: Historical Methods
  • HIS 510: Comparative History and Research
  • HIS 520: Historical Lenses and Scholarship
  • HIS 790: Research Seminar for Historians (Capstone)
  • HIS 791: Capstone for Research Historians

American History Concentration

  • Select five of the following:
    • HIS 600: Early American Encounters
    • HIS 601: New American Nation
    • HIS 602: Era of the Civil War
    • HIS 603: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
    • HIS 604: America and the World Wars
    • HIS 605: Cold War and the American Empire

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Career Paths:

Students who graduate from this program may be able to seek employment with government offices, libraries, or museums. This work could be entry-level or could offer the graduates greater challenges. These positions could be in research, information analysis, or instruction.

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