Master of Arts in History

Master of Arts in History (M.A.)

Admissions Information

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
  • Admissions Information

Academic Information


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


Sampling of program core courses:

  • Historical Methods and Interpretation: HIST 501
  • Teaching History: HIST 520
  • Readings in American History: HIST 550
  • Readings in Modern European History: HIST 551
  • Thesis Proposal and Research: HIST 689
  • Thesis Defense: HIST 690

Program Documents

Potential Careers

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