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The Graduate School
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Master of Arts in History or Public History
The Department of History offers comprehensive programs in United States, Public, Modern European, Transnational Urban, and Medieval and Renaissance histories. As one of the first departments in the nation to offer master’s and doctoral degrees in Public History, we strive to meet the needs of today’s students. Graduates are prepared for careers in teaching and Public History, but they also have transferable skills that make them excellent candidates for careers in business, government, and cultural institutions.
MA in History
This is a 27-hour program culminating in a MA in history. Applicants for the MA degree should inform the Department if they intend to continue to the PhD level. This information should be included in the personal statement section of the application. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis.
Upon completion of the MA in History, graduates will be able to:
MA in Public History
The Master's in Public History program is a 33-hour program that provides students both the theoretical and practical skill sets needed to perform public history work in a variety of vocations, whether as museum professionals, archivists, government contractors, community consultants, teachers both inside and outside the classroom, among others.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999