Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University Online

History, M.A.






Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A. - History with an emphasis on Military History

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in History is designed to prepare public school and junior college teachers; to train individuals for careers as academic librarians; to upgrade the research and writing skills of such practicing professionals as librarians, clergymen, teachers, and military officers; to provide a background for careers in law, journalism, and strategic intelligence; to prepare students for future graduate study; and to train individuals for careers in civil service and public history (museum and historical society administration, archival and records management, and historical research and writing for private corporations and government agencies). There are three plans for this degree: •Plan I - designed for those students who wish to conduct a thesis; approval is required for this plan. •Plan II - designed for students who prefer all of their coursework to be in History and who prefer not to write a thesis. •Plan III – designed for students seeking preparation in history as the major field and in a logically-related minor field.


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999