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Master of Arts in History

Leverage the Past to Build Your Future

Take a comprehensive analysis of the major developments, events, and figures of the past with Norwich University’s Master of Arts in History program. You will demonstrate a familiarity with more than one historiographic tradition and the ability to synthesize different types of historical knowledge. Develop essential skills relevant to not only careers in history but also in business, law, education and government.

Experience a truly unique learning experience from the first private military college in the country and the birthplace of ROTC. Norwich’s flexible online learning platform allows you to connect with a faculty of active scholars with doctorate degrees. You will join a network of more than 18,000 alumni, many of whom have made significant contributions to our country’s development, including Edwin Ferry Johnson, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific Railroad; Harry Bate Thayer, president and chairman of AT&T in the 1920s and General Gordon R. Sullivan, chief of staff of the U.S. Army in the 1990s.

Now it’s your time to make history. With your degree, you will improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills. You can customize your degree based on your career goals and personal interests to become an expert teacher and historian in your area. 

You, at Norwich

Learn from a faculty of active scholars with doctorate degrees.

Customize your studies based on your career goals and personal interests.

Develop essential skills relevant to not only careers in history but also in business, law, education, and government.

Improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

Apply to one of four start dates per year.

Benefit from a university recognized as offering Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance, according to the U.S. News & World Report.*

*Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who recieved the average level of need-based financial aid.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Next Master's Session Start Dates: 

SUMMER: June 3, 2024

FALL: August 26, 2024

WINTER: November 18, 2024

Program & Details

At a Glance

No GRE/GMAT required Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

 

 

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    
learn@norwich.edu

Transfer Credits


You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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International Admissions


Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits


Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a NACES approved agency. 
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, mailed to the address below.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

Norwich’s history program curriculum is composed of six courses, each of which is delivered through our online classroom over 11 weeks for a total of 36 credit hours.

Our graduates can:

Demonstrate a familiarity with more than one historiographic tradition and the ability to synthesize different types of historical knowledge.

Apply a depth and breadth of subject matter expertise to current roles to become more knowledgeable teachers and public historians.

Conduct historical research through several resources such as course papers and theses.

Concentrations available:

  • Public History
  • American History
  • World History
  • Legal and Constitutional History
  • Race and Gender History

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the History program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Online Master's

 

When applying for a graduate program at Norwich University, there are two essential factors to consider: what does it cost, and how can you pay for it? There are many ways to get financial assistance and several financial strategies that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are here to help you identify and pursue the options that are best for you.

Tuition at a Glance
Credit Hours: 36
Cost Per Credit Hour: $698
Additional fees & discounts may apply.


Financial Aid Resources
Paying for your Education

Quick Info

100%

Online

Courses completed entirely online

15

Students

Maximum number of students per class

18

Months

Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

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The professors became my mentors and gave me an edge in conducting viable academic research that will pay dividends throughout my next career.

Vincent Cole

'22 Master of Arts in History

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The research techniques I learned help me every day. After starting my degree, the museum I interned at hired me to work for them.

Maria Faircloth

'22 Master of Arts in History

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I use the research, analysis, and writing skills honed through my classwork at Norwich daily.

Christopher Jackson

'22 Master of Arts in History

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The skills and knowledge that I gained from this degree have already made me a more effective teacher.

Mallory Langkau

'20 Master of Arts in History

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Personally, the [history] program renewed my interest in research, critical thinking, and writing.

Tiffany Sakahar-Peterson

'17 Master of Arts in History

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Vincent Cole

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Maria Faircloth

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Christopher Jackson

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Mallory Langkau

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Tiffany Sakahar-Peterson

Faculty & Staff

Our Master of Arts in History program is led by expert doctorate faculty and dedicated staff members. Through their leadership, the program challenges you to enhance your writing, analytical skills, and subject matter expertise, and introduces you to the major historical themes and debates in the field of study. Our staff members provide additional support, guiding you from day one to graduation. We have an in-house instructional design team that work hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience in each course.

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David J. Ulbrich

Position(s):

  • Associate Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division
  • Program Director in History and Military History
  • Associate Professor
Dr. John (Doc) T. Broom

John Broom

Position(s):

  • Associate Program Director of Academics

Careers & Outcomes

Career Opportunities for History Graduates 
Whether your goals are to sharpen writing and research skills, develop a nuanced perspective on the past or garner subject matter experience, numerous Norwich alumni have proven that the pursuit of an online master’s degree in history is a fruitful endeavor.

Our Master of Arts in History degree can help you reach a variety of roles related to the field of history. You can also apply your degree to other public history venues. If you are in the military, our online master’s degree in history program may help you advance within the military or transition to a new career.

Career Roles

  • Archivist
  • Archeologist
  • Content Producer
  • Curator
  • Digital Historian
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Executive Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Legislative Staff
  • Museum Director
  • Records Manager
  • Researcher