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Master of Arts in History



With the historian, it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —K. Stampp


Troy University’s Master of Arts in history provides students with advanced historical knowledge and prepares them with the analytical, writing, and research skills necessary for careers in teaching as well as historical professions such as those with museums, archives, historical societies, research organizations, nonprofits, and consulting firms. The M.A. in history also prepares students for advanced graduate programs.


Study in class or online


TROY’s Master of Arts in history program is available in-class and online so that students have the flexibility to manage careers and families as well as graduate studies.


Choose your field of study


TROY’s Master of Arts in history program allows students to choose a primary field of study in either American or European history, and a secondary field of study in either American or European history or a custom-designed field of your choice. All students will complete a set of three core classes as prerequisites to their work.


Choose your track


Thesis track students must complete 36 hours of coursework culminating in a thesis, an intensive, detailed, original research project. This track provides those students intending to continue their graduate work beyond the M.A. with skills in historical writing, analysis, research and theory.  Thesis track students must also satisfy a language requirement in consultation with their advisers.

Non-thesis track students must also complete 36 hours of coursework. This track gives students a broader understanding of history, historical methods, and theory and is not intended for those students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree.

Visit to apply

The Department of History has two application deadlines for Fall, 2014 admission: Feb. 15 and April 15. Students desiring early consideration should apply by Feb. 15.

Contact TROY for more information

For more information about the program, speak with any recruiter or visit Inquiries may also be directed to the Chair of the History Graduate Program Committee, Dr. Elizabeth (Scout) Blum, at 1-334-670-5663 or

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