MA in Humanities with an American History Emphasis

The flexibility of online courses with supportive, accessible instructors who are committed to your success

The Department of History, Government and Philosophy at Adams State University has created a 30 hour track for people seeking directed study in United States History.

This MA degree can lead to attaining "Highly Qualified" teaching status, admission to a Ph.D. program in history, or as an end in itself.

Program Highlights

  • 30 credit hour degree with 9 on-line classes
  • Students must travel to Alamosa to defend their Master’s Thesis at the conclusion of their MA program
  • 18 hours offered each year – 2 classes each fall, spring, summer
  • Enter the program at the beginning of any semester
  • Learn from home / work at your own pace

Advantages of the Program

  • Deepen your understanding of United States History
  • Pursue your degree from where you are – classes are on-line
  • Complete the program at your own pace
  • Payscale and career advancement for public school teachers
  • Prepare yourself for a Ph.D. program
  • Directed research in your area of interest
  • Pursuit of life-long learning
  • Low cost per credit hour
  • Engaging learning environment

Admission Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant's academic strength and potential
  • Letter of intent
  • Transcripts of college work