The Master of Arts degree in History equips you with research skills and credentials that prepare you for a variety of careers, from teaching and scholarship to work in archives, museums, libraries, and more.
Your study will focus across a wide field of topics and approaches to the past. You’ll benefit from a broad-based humanistic education that emphasizes the research, analytical, and communications skills critical for meaningful careers in almost any field. You’ll have access to faculty-scholars specializing in U.S. and European history as well as faculty from the other Claremont Colleges. You’ll discover abundant opportunities to traverse disciplines and bring diverse ideas and scholarship together, including concentrations in American Studies, Early Modern Studies, and European Studies. As you study with your professors and alongside doctoral students, you’ll build relationships and develop the expertise necessary to thrive academically.
- The Libraries of The Claremont Colleges are among the largest collections in California, and the Huntington Library, one of the world’s finest research libraries for English and American history, is nearby.
- You can pursue an MA in History in conjunction with another degree program, such as a PhD in Religion. You receive a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.