Master of Arts in History

Take the next step in your career, all online

If you are a secondary or community college instructor in Indiana seeking to teach dual-credit courses in history, this 100% online Master of Arts in History program is for you. In this program you will:

  • Learn effective oral and written communication skills
  • Hone your ability to conduct research
  • Develop competencies in digital and public history
  • Produce article-length original research papers and projects

The online format lets you further your education without disrupting your professional and family life. You can integrate grad courses into your regular teaching schedule or take over the summer. That means you’ll be able to complete the 30-credit program in 24-30 months of consecutive part-time enrollment, or even more quickly if you take more than one course at a time.

IU's Office of Online Education has partnered with multiple campuses to provide a full suite of services to students in 100% online collaborative degrees. These services include but aren't limited to:

  • 24/7 support via phone, email and chat
  • Onboarding/orientation to online education
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career services

Degree information

30 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Online

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The 100% online Master of Arts in History consists of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. The requirements are broken down as follows:

  • History courses (9 credits)
  • Major Component (18 credits) in one of the following areas
    • U.S. History
    • World History
  • Additional research seminar or thesis (3 credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

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History Core
(9 credits)

  • HIST-T 510 - Historical Methodology
  • HIST-T 570 - Introduction to Digital and Public History
  • HIST-T 590 - Research Seminar in History

Major Component
(18 credits)
Students will choose to major in either U.S. History or World History

U.S. History Major

Complete 4 courses of the following for 12 credit hours

  • HIST-T 520 - Teaching College History
  • HIST-T 530 - Early America - 1400-1800
  • HIST-T 540 - The Long Nineteenth Century, 1800- 1917
  • HIST-T 550 - Modern United States, 1917-Present
  • HIST-T 560 - The United States & The World: Comparative History

Complete 2 courses of the following for 6 credit hours, courses may be repeated with distinct topics

  • HIST-T 531 - European History
  • HIST-T 541 - Latin American History
  • HIST-T 551 - Asian History
  • HIST-T 561 - African History
  • HIST-T 571 - World History

World History Major

Complete 4 courses of the following for 12 credit hours, courses may be repeated with distinct topics

  • HIST-T 531 - European History
  • HIST-T 541 - Latin American History
  • HIST-T 551 - Asian History
  • HIST-T 561 - African History
  • HIST-T 571 - World History

Complete 2 courses of the following for 6 credit hours

  • HIST-T 520 - Teaching College History
  • HIST-T 530 - Early America - 1400-1800
  • HIST-T 540 - The Long Nineteenth Century, 1800- 1917
  • HIST-T 550 - Modern United States, 1917-Present
  • HIST-T 560 - The United States & The World: Comparative History

Research
Complete one of the following

  • HIST-T 590 - Research Seminar in History
  • Students may us a second HIST-T 590 enrollment assuming they produce a distinct research paper.
  • HIST-T 591 - Research Seminar in Digital and Public History
  • HIST-T 592 - Thesis

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Careers

Indiana has seen a nearly 25% increase in the overall number of high school students taking dual-credit courses, demonstrating the breadth of opportunity for degree-holders.

In addition, this degree enables teachers with a bachelor’s degree to move up in their careers as instructional coordinators, a field growing by 12% in Indiana with an average salary of $60,000, representing a pay increase of $5,000 to $9,000 per year, depending on the educational context and job responsibilities.

Other careers you will be prepared for include:

  • General researcher
  • Writer or editor
  • Journalist or broadcaster
  • K-12 teacher
  • Library or museum worker

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Yu Shen Ph.D.

Yu Shen Ph.D.

Professor of History & International Studies
Coordinator of History Program

Office:
Crestview Hall 139
Phone:
(812) 941-2533
Email:
yshen@ius.edu

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