You will learn in small classes led by nationally recognized historians who engage and challenge you, and have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge digital skills or participate in internships that prepare you for careers that reach far beyond academia.
Students come to the History program from George Mason University with diverse intellectual interests and career objectives, and we have designed our program with that diversity in mind. Because classes are offered in the evening, students can combine coursework with their current careers. You will take classes in which you discuss history alongside public historians, teachers, military officers, non-profit professionals, government officials, entrepreneurs, and future academics. This experience is uniquely stimulating and fits a variety of career goals.
Our graduates do History in many places. Some work in distinguished public history institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Library of Congress, and the National Park Service. Others have been highly successful at private companies such as Blackboard.
Students who already have full-time jobs use their MA degrees to advance within their existing careers. Students have pursued further education in history at the PhD level at schools such as American University, Georgetown, McGill University, Michigan State, Rice University, University of Virginia, Yale, and in Mason’s own history PhD program.
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- The Study and Writing of History
- The Colonial Origins of American Society
- The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854
- Development of the Early Republic, 1783-1815
- Disasters in U.S. History
- Era of the American Revolution
- Religion in North America to 1870
- Problems in American History
- Topics in the American Civil War Era
- U.S. South Since 1865
- 12 months
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 96 other Masters in Ancient History in United States
- Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
- Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree
- All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
- Verification of English language proficiency.
- Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
- Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews
International1412 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
National1412 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State524 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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