Master of Arts in Humanities at Adams State University

To accommodate students with hectic work and family lives, Adams State offers all of it’s graduate humanities programs online. Graduate study at Adams State is responsive and professional, with an emphasis on bridging the gap between knowledge and practical application. Expert faculty offer relevant, current, and rigorous coursework designed to help students advance in their chosen career paths or successfully transition to new fields. At the same time, the curriculums and culture foster a sense of civic responsibility and engagement.

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Master of Arts in Humanities Highlights

The master’s program in humanities is offered through an innovative curriculum that blends online coursework with skill building practicum projects that allow students to apply what they learn to real work situations.  Students can enter the program at the beginning of any semester.  Two courses and a practicum are offered each semester so the program can be completed in two years.  Since the curriculum is fully online, there is no need to come to the Alamosa campus to complete the program.

Master of Arts in Humanities Outcomes

Cultural Resource Management

Payscale and career advancement for Cultural Resource Management professionals. Prepare yourself for a Ph.D. program.

Public Administration

Prepares pre-professional students with the skills to enter the public service. Provides professionals already working in public administration with the skills to advance their careers.

U.S. History

Prepare yourself for a Ph.D. program or law school. Attain employment as a Social Studies Teacher or other professional.

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Master of Arts in Humanities Faculty

Rich Loosbrock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Cultural Resource Management and U.S. History Program Coordinator

Michael Mumper
Professor of Political Science

Public Administration Program Coordinator

Master of Arts in Humanities Curriculum

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ANTH 539: Archaeology Field School (1 TO 6 hours)
Through actual field experience, the student will learn basic techniques of site identification and recording, excavation, and artifact processing and analysis. In addition, they will learn instruments surveying and introductory applications of geographic information systems. The skills taught will be appropriate for either prehistoric or historic sites.

MPA 526: Planning in the Real World (3 hours)
Provides with an overview of the theory and practice of planning and decision-making in the public sector. The course focuses on the development of practical skills necessary to develop and implement strategic planning initiatives in a political environment. Students will use case studies and simulation to apply these skills in real organizational settings.

HIST 546: Borderlands (3 hours)
This course explores borderlands as a site of historical scholarship with special emphasis on the southwestern United States and the United States-Mexico border.

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