MA in American History

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