12 months
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The purpose of the Master of Arts program in History from Wright State University is to provide broad but intensive training for students who intend to pursue careers as professional historians, whether in teaching, research, or archival or historical preservation fields, or for those who desire strong historical backgrounds for other vocational or avocational objectives.


The History from Wright State University offers opportunities for specialized study and research, but without neglecting the breadth that characterizes historical work at its best. In recognition of the fact that students’ interests and goals are varied, the program provides a choice of four concentrations (see the following details) along with the option for a general curriculum, all of which lead to a Master of Arts degree. This program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing the program will be able to:

  • Communicate a sophisticated knowledge of history and disseminate it to the general public through completion of thesis projects, Public History capstone projects, Public History conferences, and other presentations and exhibits.
  • Encourage others to explore and understand the historical context of their lives through public contact in societies, historical organizations, community and social groups, local and regional schools, History Day, and in museums and archives.
  • Develop their own appreciation and knowledge of history through contact and networking with other historians (through the department, alumni, and professional organizations), and through a continued quest for knowledge by readings and primary research. 
  • Be prepared to matriculate into Ph.D. programs or to advance their careers in secondary education. Graduates in the Public History plan will be qualified to obtain employment in historical organizations, corporations, government, non-profits, archives, libraries, or museums.


  • Graduates of the Thesis track generally pursue a Ph.D. in History at another university. This degree can lead to an academic position at a college or university, an administrative position at a professional organization, or a position as a historian for a corporation or organization.
  • Graduates of the Course Intensive track are often already employed in secondary education and find that this degree enhances their teaching abilities and employment options.
  • Graduates of the Public History concentration pursue careers in museums, historical societies, federal, state and local archives, state and federal park services, corporations, universities and public programs in history education.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Public History 
  • Archives and Manuscripts
  • Museum Administration and Collections 
  • Public History Internship 
  • Historical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

30-33 credit hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The one-page statement of goals should explain what draws you to graduate school and discusses your long-term career aspirations. Include the concentration, and track if applicable, you wish to pursue.
  • The writing sample should be on an historical topic and include complete citations (the writing sample normally comes from an advanced undergraduate history course).
  • Letters of recommendation should be solicited from those who can discuss your academic abilities in detail.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12143 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12143 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7149 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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