Master of Arts in American History and Government

A graduate program designed for high school teachers and community college faculty

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Focused on the study of original historical documents and offered on a schedule convenient for working professionals, Ashland University’s Master of Arts in American History and Government is designed for teachers, community college faculty, K-12 curriculum planners, and others with a professional or personal interest in the history and government of the United States.

Convenient Schedules for Busy Professionals

The program’s courses are available in two formats, each designed to fit the schedule of a full-time educator.

Live Online Courses

In Live Online courses, the instructor and students are all connected live and in real time.

In Live Online courses, the instructor and students are all connected live and in real time.

During the fall and spring semesters, study with leading historians and political scientists in our live, interactive virtual classroom. Using a standard computer and a broadband internet connection, students and professors see, hear, and speak to each other in real-time.

Unlike typical “online” courses taught via recorded lectures and bulletin board posts, Live Online offers small class sizes, active discussions between students and faculty, and the ability to ask questions and get immediate answers just like a traditional classroom. Have a question? Ask it and get an immediate answer. Have an idea to add to the conversation? Join the discussion.

Weeklong Summer Courses

Courses are conducted as a discussion among peers rather than as a dry lecture.

Courses are conducted as a discussion among peers rather than as a dry lecture.

During the summer months learn from our distinguished faculty while you work side-by-side with fellow social studies educators from around the world. Offered in weeklong sessions during June and July at our main campus in Ashland, Ohio, our convenient intensive summer courses let you focus on your studies free from the distractions of home.

While at Ashland, you are immersed in an academic community of scholars and fellow students who share a common interest in the study of the American experience. Learning takes place all across campus, from the classroom to the dining hall. Housing, meals, and complimentary airport shuttle service are available.

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Ready to become the subject expert your students need? Learn more about our program, our distinguished faculty of noted scholars from universities around the nation, the program’s course of study, and how you can take your first summer course tuition-free.

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