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MA in History - Military History

The Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to examine historic military events. In addition, students have the chance to see how analyzing such events can help demonstrate how today's world has changed and grown. Read on to find out more about this online graduate program today.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program should have an interest in past battles, military strategies, and military leaders. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University master's degree programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History online program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to center on research and analytical methods of reviewing history as well as historic military events-focused classwork. In both concentration and core courses, students will have the opportunity to study historical sources and analysis, so they can get an idea of how past events are relevant and even valuable in today's world. Students have the chance to select which 4 classes they take in military history so that they can learn about specific topics they find interesting or personally valuable. In order to graduate from this program, students will be required to present and complete a history capstone project.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus up to a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. 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 Military History:

History (MA) Courses

  • HIS 501: Historiography
  • HIS 502: Historical Methods
  • HIS 510: Comparative History and Research
  • HIS 520: Historical Lenses and Scholarship
  • HIS 620: History of Military Thought
  • HIS 790: Research Seminar for Historians (Capstone)
  • HIS 791: Capstone for Research Historians

Military History Concentration

  • Select four of the following:
    • HIS 602: Era of the Civil War
    • HIS 604: America and the World Wars
    • HIS 605: Cold War and the American Empire
    • HIS 630: Russian Revolutions
    • HIS 640: Chinese Imperialism

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

After students graduate from this program, they may be able seek find work with military organizations, research organizations, or historical societies. Opportunities could be entry level or could require additional amounts of responsibility. These jobs could also require a great amount of record keeping, organization, or research, depending on what materials a graduate is working with.

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