History MA

Admission to the Master of Arts in History has been suspended.

Applications to the program are not being accepted at this time.

Take your passion for history a step further and pursue a Master of Arts degree.

What You'll Study

The Master of Arts in History is for students looking for admittance into doctoral programs in history or a related field, pursuing advancement opportunities in secondary and elementary education, seeking certification in applied history or looking to advance in different professional areas.

In this program, you'll take a mix of American, European and transnational courses to study history on a global scale. You'll concentrate on research and primary materials while studying important monographs in all fields of history. The program also addresses several specialized fields, including areas of oral history and historic preservation.

In addition, the Department of History holds a management agreement with the Ohio History Connection to operate the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on a daily basis. This gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both tradition research and applied fields.


  • History MA

    You'll take core courses to build a foundation of study. In addition, you'll choose one of the three following options:

    • Option I: Follow this first option if you're planning to pursue a doctorate. Courses take 30 credits to complete.
    • Option II: Designed to meet the needs and improve the effectiveness of secondary teachers as well as others who expect the MA to be a terminal degree. This track takes 33 credit hours to complete.
    • Option III: Leads to the graduate certificate in Applied History and is designed to give you a firm understanding of American history and historical research while introducing you to ideas and useful techniques in applied history.


    Program Overview
    Admission Requirements

Internships and Jobs


  •  Mahoning County Courthouse
  •  Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
  •  Spring Hill Historical Site and Underground Railroad
  •  Pro Football Hall of Fame
  •  McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  •  Mahoning Valley Historical Society
  •  Ohio History Connection


  •  Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
  •  Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
  •  Ohio History Journal
  •  Ohio Historical Society
  •  Cincinnati Museum Center
  •  Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum
  •  Handelsgymnasiet—Århus Købmandsskole (Denmark)