Master of Arts Degree Program

Master of Arts Program Information and Application    

What is the Masters Program Like?

-- small classes, offered in evenings for working students

-- close working relationships with professors

-- the chance to pursue subjects of interest in depth

Where do MA graduates go after their degree?

-- Doctoral programs: at prestigious doctoral programs in history, American studies, and ethnic studies at institutions like UCLA, USC, Yale, Iowa, Indiana, George Washington, and Minnesota. 

-- Community College Positions: recent graduates have gotten tenure-track jobs at  East Los Angeles College, Rio Hondo College, Glendale College, Santa Ana College, and LA Trade Tech College.

-- Public History/Library/Archival Positions: at institutions like Los Angeles Public Library, CSU Dominguez Hills Special Collections, the Drum Barracks Museum, 

-- Enhanced Career Opportunities for both current and prospective middle school and secondary school teachers

--A wide variety of other careers in areas like journalism, media, and business research 



Program Planner

Download a copy of the program planner for the History M.A. degree in effect as of Fall 2019


History Courses: Semester Numbers

Download a list of the History Department's semester courses (as of Fall 2016)