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Earn your Master"s degree at JMU

History faculty are dedicated mentors who focus on the student as an individual and as a member of the global community.

90 percent of students receive funding
1 to 1 thesis and research mentoring

Description of Program

The graduate program in history serves multiple audiences. Since historians today practice their discipline in a variety of careers, we offer a concentration in local/regional/public history. The concentration exposes students to the broad range of skills and issues associated with public history while providing them with a solid advanced background in history. Students also augment their academic training through internships in a range of public history settings including museums, archives, government agencies, libraries, historic preservation organizations, businesses, contract history firms, cultural resource management firms and historic sites.

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in History (M.A.)


Local/Regional/Public History
United States History
World History

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