History MA

Take your passion for history a step further and pursue a Master of Arts degree.

What You'll Study

The Master of Arts in History is for students looking for admittance into doctoral programs in history or a related field, pursuing advancement opportunities in secondary and elementary education, seeking certification in applied history or looking to advance in different professional areas.

In this program, you'll take a mix of American, European and transnational courses to study history on a global scale. You'll concentrate on research and primary materials while studying important monographs in all fields of history. The program also addresses several specialized fields, including areas of oral history and historic preservation.

In addition, the Department of History holds a management agreement with the Ohio History Connection to operate the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on a daily basis. This gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both tradition research and applied fields.

Degree

  • History MA

    You'll take core courses to build a foundation of study. In addition, you'll choose one of the three following options:

    • Option I: Follow this first option if you're planning to pursue a doctorate. Courses take 30 credits to complete.
    • Option II: Designed to meet the needs and improve the effectiveness of secondary teachers as well as others who expect the MA to be a terminal degree. This track takes 33 credit hours to complete.
    • Option III: Leads to the graduate certificate in Applied History and is designed to give you a firm understanding of American history and historical research while introducing you to ideas and useful techniques in applied history.

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Graduate Certificate

  • Applied History Graduate Certificate

    With the Applied History graduate certificate, you'll gain a foundational perspective of American history and conduct graduate-level, historical research. You'll be introduced to ideas and techniques useful in applied history. In order to tailor the certificate to your specific career interests, you'll choose from the Historic Preservation, Museum Studies and Applied History sequence tracks.

    Students completing the certificate are prepared for work with state or local preservation groups, museums, archives or government agencies.

    All students completing the Applied History graduate certificate choose from one of the following three tracks:

    • Historic Preservation Track: Study the history of American architecture. You'll also have the opportunity to complete an internship in your field for practical experience.
    • Museum Studies Track: Designed to equip you with the tools needed to work in a museum or library. You'll study American material culture and museum curation and interpretation.
    • Applied History Sequence: Learn about historiography and strategies for historical research while also applying what you'll have learned to an internship and gain real-world working experience.

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Internships and Jobs

OUR STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED AT:
  •  Mahoning County Courthouse
  •  Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
  •  Spring Hill Historical Site and Underground Railroad
  •  Pro Football Hall of Fame
  •  McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  •  Mahoning Valley Historical Society
  •  Ohio History Connection
OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
  •  Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
  •  Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
  •  Ohio History Journal
  •  Ohio Historical Society
  •  Cincinnati Museum Center
  •  Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum
  •  Handelsgymnasiet—Århus Købmandsskole (Denmark)