The Master of Arts in History program is designed to provide graduate students with different backgrounds and goals an advanced degree emphasizing the enhancement of analytical skills and critical faculties grounded in the study of History and Public History. The curriculum stresses the comprehension and acquisition of advanced historical methodologies, the exploration of primary sources, and the refinement of skills in research and writing. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students seeking to teach in higher education, teaching in secondary education, or desiring to continue their education in History. It is also designed to accommodate students working or seeking work in the public sector, as in museums, research centers, and government agencies. The curriculum offers three concentrations (U.S. History, Public History, and European/World History) with the flexibility to move from one concentration to another during the first year of study. The program features intensive 4-credit hour classes that enable students to both immerse themselves in the study of the past and complete the degree in a timely fashion.