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The master of arts in history provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of historical fields and methodologies. After fulfilling the requirements in the major geographical areas of historical study, students may concentrate in more specific regional and chronological fields. Given Salem’s prominent role in English settlement and colonization, the China Trade, and industrialization, as well as the ongoing legacy of the Witch Trials of 1692, our region provides abundant resources to support research in every period of the American past.

Program Overview

The master of arts in history is program is geared for those who hold an initial teaching license and are seeking professional licensure; current or future professionals in area museums and historical agencies; students who are preparing for doctoral studies in history; and those who just simply love history and want to dive deeper into the discipline. Program highlights include:

  • 33-39 credits, with thesis and capstone options available
  • Internationally recognized faculty committed to rigorous, yet accessible, teaching and learning experiences
  • Opportunities to conduct research, fieldwork, and internships at institutions throughout Essex County.
  • Flexible course formats with classes offered in the evening, hybrid, online, summer, and as weeklong institutes

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