Master of Arts in History

Master of Arts in History (M.A.)

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Students pursuing an M.A. in History at Liberty University will study both historical facts and scholarly arguments in order to draw new interpretations and challenge old ones. Liberty offers two M.A. in History concentrations: American History and European History. Students will leave this program better able to understand history’s place in God’s plan, and will be prepared to meet the demands of history-related vocations or further collegiate studies.

  • 30 hour graduate program (with thesis)
  • 36 hour graduate program (comprehensive)
  • Residential format
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Academic Information

Focuses In:

  • American History (thesis or comprehensive)
  • European History (thesis or comprehensive)


Sampling of program courses:

  • HIST 501: Historical Methods and Interpretation 
  • HIUS 530: American Christian Heritage 
  • HIEU 555: Modern European Military History
  • HIUS 552: Recent America (Since 1945)
  • HIWD 597: Special Topics in World History

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Career Opportunities

  • College or secondary teacher
  • Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Museum curator
  • Government worker
  • Editor
  • Public Relations worker
  • Publisher