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Master of Arts

Graduate Program

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History professor Erik Jensen works with Research apprentice Kara

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The mission of the Masters program in History is to train post-baccalaureate students in the methods, practices, and sensibility of professional historians. A combination of methods and theories courses, advanced content courses, and supervised research prepares them to ask pertinent historical questions and develop persuasive historical arguments grounded in primary evidence and secondary literature.

Contact Info

Daniel G. Prior

Associate Professor of History

Upham Hall, 270

Oxford, OH 45056

513 529 7148

Related Careers

The Master's program in History at Miami University prepares students to become professional historians in a wide range of fields. It is deliberately selective and flexible. Our aim is to meet the demands of, on the one hand, students looking for "traditional" academic training and, on the other, those seeking to enter directly into the job market after graduation or into programs in other disciplines (e.g., Library Science, Museum Studies).

Curriculum and Courses

  • HST 550 Researching Midwestern History
  • HST 601  Historical Methods
  • HST 670  Graduate Colloquium: Slavery in World History

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Additional Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Opportunities

    Undergraduate students may also wish to enroll in the combined BA/MA program in History, which allows students to pursue a master’s degree in an accelerated manner while pursuing their bachelor’s degree.

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  • Assistantships

    History Department Graduate Assistantships pay a stipend and include remission of university instructional fees for the regular school year.

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  • Student Research

    Departmental research offerings are as varied as the diverse interests of history faculty members and include nearly all major areas and periods of historical study. 

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Where Education Becomes Something Greater

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere.

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