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Graduate Program

Master of Arts in History

Students in the Master of Arts in History program at the College of Charleston are challenged in ways that enhance their education and provide access to the larger scholarly discussion in historical scholarship. This program -- offered jointly with the Citadel Graduate College -- features small classes rich in stimulating discussion and analysis. The City of Charleston provides ample archival resources, research sites, and employment opportunities, including the largest archive of Jewish heritage in the Southeast and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.

The history faculty and our partners at the Citadel offer a wealth of expertise in United States history, European history, or global history. The faculty has research specialties in a variety of fields, including:

  • Southern History
  • African-American History
  • History of the Atlantic World
  • History of Religion
  • History of Popular Culture
  • African History
  • European History
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • History of the Twentieth Century       

The program also offers a concentration in African American history that exists as an interdisciplinary program with the College of Charleston's English department. This collaboration allows for maximum immersion into the field and exposure to multiple research methods and orientations.

The Master of Arts in History provides an excellent preparation for students who choose to continue their education by pursuing doctoral study in history, pursue opportunities in public history, or continue in an already established career.