Master of Arts

Master of Arts

 

Master of Arts

The Master's degree in history offers students graduate work that serves a variety of needs and purposes. A master's program can be an end in itself for students whose personal and/or professional goal is an M.A. degree. The M.A. can also be a preparatory graduate degree en route to the doctorate; however acceptance into the M.A. program does not constitute admission into the Ph.D. program in the Department of History. Students who decide they want to pursue a Ph.D. may later apply for admission to the doctoral program. The Department of History only offers admission to the terminal M.A. in History to students who intend to specialize in the History of Women and Gender. The specialization in History of Women and Gender encourages students to explore the social, cultural, and political meanings and uses of gender constructs and to challenge traditional narratives about men and women across history. Our specialization draws its strength from our faculty's commitment to investigating the history of women and gender, and from a long tradition of feminist scholarship. Read more...

 

Master of Arts in Archives and Public History

The Department of History offers an M.A. Program in Archives and Public History. The Archives and Public History M.A. Program can be combined with an Advanced Certificate in Archival management or Public History. Archivists and public historians present and interpret history in a wide variety of dynamic venues, ranging from history museums to digital libraries. For three decades, NYU has prepared students for successful careers as archivists, manuscript curators, documentary editors, oral historians, cultural resource managers, historical interpreters, and new media specialists. The program emphasizes a solid grounding in historical scholarship, intense engagement with new media technologies, and close involvement with New York’s extraordinary archival and public history institutions. Students in the program elect to follow a concentration in either archival management or public history. Read more...

 

Master of Arts in World History

The Department of History offers an M.A. program in World History that introduces students to the methods and approaches used by historians to study global and transnational phenomena. It also engages students in comparative and thematic work exploring the history of at least two world regions. Students must undertake study of two regions of the world, one of which will be designated the major field and one as the minor. The available regions are Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Students must elect at least one field outside of Europe and North America. Read more...