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Graduate Program in History
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The SU Advantage

Salisbury University’s Graduate (MA) Program in History offers an invaluable opportunity for academic enrichment and professional development, suited to fulfill many different interests and career goals.

  • Engaging: Graduate Program faculty are devoted teachers and scholars, committed to advancing student achievement, whatever their ultimate aspirations may be. The diversity of our faculty’s expertise and course offerings insures classes and mentoring that will appeal to almost any academic inclination.
  • Flexible: Graduate seminars are evening offerings designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals, and the Program welcomes both part- and full-time students. Credit earned by taking independent study courses (HIST 629) and by choosing the thesis option (HIST 630 and 631) enable students to tailor their curricula to accommodate more specialized interests.
  • Affordable: As a public institution of the University System of Maryland, Salisbury University can offer a graduate (MA) education to in-state residents at a fraction of the cost they would pay at any comparable private institution. Out-of-state residents will be surprised to discover how affordable study at SU can be. General financial aid information can be found on the financial aid website. The Graduate Program in History has two competitive assistantships at its disposal, each of which covers tuition, fees, and basic costs of living.
  • Practical: Using the rich resources of the Edward H. Nabb Center for the Study of Delmarva History and Culture, the Graduate Program provides a hands-on approach to research, especially on topics pertaining to the history of the Chesapeake Bay region. Masters candidates intending to work in archives are especially encouraged to make use of this valuable institution.
  • Successful: Our MA graduates have found employment in law, government service, archives, libraries, and educational institutions (both secondary and post-secondary). Recent graduates have also been accepted with support to Ph.D. programs to continue their studies at the doctoral level. In 2012 - 2013, MA candidate Charles Overholt received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to conduct research at the University of Marburg in Germany.
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