History, MA

Central to Exploring the Past.

Expand your employment opportunities with a CCSU MA in History. Pursue your passion as you prepare to teach history, earn a law degree, work for a non-profit, or delve deeper into historical study and research. Engage with a solid and rigorous experience in professional historical thinking and writing.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 30-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Late afternoon/evening classes on-campus
  • Flexible program allows you to complete regular assignments, conduct research, and make progress toward your degree while working full-time
  • Emphasis on professionalization of content knowledge and communication skills
  • Engage with professors who are scholars in their field and who actively participate in ongoing historical research and publishing
  • Learn to develop and effectively present historical arguments using primary and secondary sources both orally and in writing
  • Graduate experience tailored to your interests
  • Small class sizes
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Mark Jones
Professor, Department Chair
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall

Academic Department

My time at CCSU is a period of my life that I look back upon with sentiment and gratitude. I always knew I had wanted to be a history teacher, and the relationships I developed with peers and staff solidified my lifelong dream. The professors in the department truly care about you not only as a student, but as a colleague and partner in helping others develop a passion for history. My professors inspired and motivated me to be the teacher I am today. CCSU was and always will be a place where professors really know your name. I am grateful to still be in contact with many of them.

 Ashly Vallera
’06, MA '16

Did You Know?

Graduates of this program include the 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

The Connecticut League of History Organizations and The Witness Stones Project have their offices in the CCSU History Department and connects students with the history community and employers. 

Learning Outcomes

To produce a paper that meets the standards of the historical profession:

  1. Students identify a historical problem to explore in their paper or project that reflects a solid understanding of the relevant historiography.
  2. Students develop a final bibliography that demonstrates knowledge of relevant secondary sources.
  3. Students identify an appropriate body of primary sources to serve as the foundation of their paper or project.
  4. Students write clearly.
  5. Students develop an original interpretation that represents a solid contribution to the field of history.