The Master of Arts in History provides you with an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the historical discipline with an emphasis on historiography. Historiography looks at how different scholars have approached a topic, what sources and methods they used to explore it, if there are any points of contention and how it has been viewed over time.
Thus, in addition to the mastery of historical content, you'll learn:
multiple levels of history
- How history is and has been communicated in different ways to diverse audiences
- Skills to analyze historical argument
departments faculty are teacher-scholars who specialize in virtually every
region of the world: American, African, Asian, European, Latin American and
world history and who specialize in a range of subfields, allowing students to
understand a wide spectrum of topics and methods.
Flexible Locations and Times
Courses are offered weekday days and evenings on the Lincoln
Park and Loop campuses.
You can complete an MA in
History in two years. You may also take longer or advance more quickly depending
on your credit load.
You'll take a total of 12
courses, beginning with History 421 The Historical Discipline, in the autumn quarter
of your first year.
The program is
- Teachers looking to explore new
dimensions of historical inquiry; and/or
- Students considering pursuing a PhD
and seeking the tools to succeed at that level
The History MA may also be
expanded to include a graduate certificate. The combined program requires either the completion of
additional coursework or careful elective selection to fulfill all
requirements. A certificate is available in:
If you're interested in a certificate,
a separate application process is required. Contact the program office for
and Gender Studies