West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Arts and Sciences



West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in History, Master of Education in History, Master of Arts in Holocaust Genocide Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of History oversees three degree programs.

1) Master of Arts in History (33 hours) offers a thesis and non thesis option in which students may concentrate in US, European, or world/comparative history

2) Master of Education (M.Ed.) in history (36 hours), offered in cooperation with the College of Education, combines professional education courses with those in specific areas of historical study.

3) Master of Arts in Holocaust Genocide Studies (33 hours) is a separate, interdepartmental program based in the Department of History

The broad range of courses offered in the M.A. and M.Ed. program include seminars, independent studies, and directed readings. Students in the master of arts program concentrate in one of three areas and may take up to six semester hours in a discipline related to their major field of study, with permission from the graudate coordinator.

The M.A. in history may be earned by completing either a thesis or nonthesis option, both culminating in a comprehensive exam.


  • Evening and symmer classes to fit students' schedules.
  • Broad range of courses for more effective teaching at the secondary school level
  • Solid preparation for Ph.D. programs in history
  • Opportunity to concentrate in one of three major fields
  • Excellent base for international law or multinational corporate careers
  • Paid inernships at off-campus agencies/historical institutions
  • Funding to underwrite students' research and presentation of papers at historical conferences
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Affordable tutition


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.5 In state / 759.05 Out of State USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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