MA Programs at Ashland University
Master's Degree, Graduate Certificate, and Non-Degree Options
Ashland University’s Master of Arts programs in American History and Government are designed to provide the flexibility busy working professionals need. With two unique degree programs, options for teachers and others interested in taking individual courses on a non-degree basis, and two convenient course delivery formats, Ashland’s graduate programs in history and government are sure to fit your personal, professional, and educational needs.
Master of Arts in American History and Government
A hybrid online/summer Master of Arts program in American history and government for social studies teachers, community college faculty, museum and library personnel, professional development coordinators, and others with a personal or professional interest in history and government. MAHG is available as a fully on-campus summer program and as a hybrid program blending on-campus summer study with online study.
- 32 semester credit hours
- Focused solely on the study of American history and government
- May be completed as a fully on-campus summer program or as hybrid on-campus/online program
- Traditional master’s thesis, capstone project, or comprehensive exam options
Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government
An online Master of Arts program designed for secondary school teachers assigned to teach college-level coursework such as dual-credit classes, the MASTAHG program blends graduate-level coursework in the best practices of curriculum and instruction with advanced content study in American history and government. Available as a fully on-campus program, a hybrid program blending on-campus and online study, and as a fully online program.
- 33 semester credit hours
- Blends the study of the latest education theory with in-depth study of history and government
- May be completed as a fully on-campus, hybrid on-campus/online, or fully online program
Certificate in US Government and Politics
Become an expert in the nature, structure, history, and philosophy of government in the United States with Ashland's Graduate Certificate in US Government and Politics. Designed for secondary school teachers, public policy professionals, legislative and executive staffers, and others with a personal or professional interest in government in the United States. Appropriate for secondary school teachers with a master's degree in another field who wish to become qualified to teach postsecondary political science courses.
Certificate in US History
Become an expert in the people, places, events, and ideas of the American experience with Ashland's Graduate Certificate in United States History. Designed for secondary school teachers, public policy professionals, legislative and executive staffers, museum or historical society curators, and others with a personal or professional interest in the history of the United States. Appropriate for secondary school teachers with a master's degree in another field who wish to become qualified to teach postsecondary history courses.
See a topic on our schedule that piques your interest? Want to learn from nationally-known scholars who are experts in their fields? Our courses, in both Online and Weeklong Summer formats, are open to all qualified students. You are welcome to enroll in courses for teacher recertification or continuing education requirements, for transfer to a master's program at a different university, or simply to satisfy your personal curiosity as a lifelong learner.
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Learn more about MAHG and how you can be the expert teacher your students need. Admission is conducted on a rolling basis.