MA in History - Military History

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MA in History with a Concentration in Military History

Serving as the backdrop to so many novels, movies, documentaries, and TV shows, war may be as fascinating as it is feared. War is a cultural common denominator and serves as a catalyst for most societal evolutions and political revolutions. Our MA in Military History will explore the historiography of these civilization-changing events.

With the Bureau of Labor and Statistics citing an expected 11% increase of historians in the job market from 2008 to 2018, you’re not alone in your desire to turn a passion into professional advancement.

What You Will Learn

You will assess major themes in global military history, including military theory and the effects of warfare on the political, cultural and economic aspects of the societies involved, and the relevance of these themes to people around the world.

You will emerge an expert on the relationship between warfare and society.

You will master strategy, command, leadership, tactics and technological advances in weaponry. You will identify what “won” wars, and where missteps would have altered our history books forever.

In the process, you will hone your research, writing and communication skills, making yourself that much more marketable to employers.

Where You Can Go

Museum, historical society, college/university

  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Homeland Security
  • Military 
  • U.S. embassies around the world
  • Post-secondary education
  • Law firm

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Additional requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (can be in a discipline outside of the intended MA degree program).
  • Statement of Purpose: 200-500 words explaining why you wish to enter the program.
  • Writing Sample:  Minimum 3-5 pages (i.e. research paper, creative work, critical analysis of a literary piece, or work from previous academic studies).
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