Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to the website of the Graduate (MA) Program in History at Salisbury University.
Our program offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced coursework in many areas of U.S. and world history, and is especially strong in the study of the Chesapeake Bay region. Graduate seminars on specialized topics are taught by a diverse and world-class faculty, who will help students acquire the skills and theoretical foundations for conducting professional historical research. Small classes afford individualized attention and faculty support. The scope and rigor of the program furnishes an excellent foundation for those interested in continuing their studies at the Ph.D. level. Evening offerings give teachers and other nontraditional students an invaluable opportunity for ongoing education and career development.
Our graduate students also benefit from the History Department’s partnership with the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, where they can pursue research in rare manuscript, printed, and microfilm materials as well as archaeological artifacts, dating from the seventeenth century onward.
With its emphasis on research, reading, and writing, the M.A. program in history not only prepares its students to succeed in challenging academic and professional environments, but also promises to foster in them a lifelong love of learning and appreciation for the complexity of the human condition.
We hope that you find our website to be an informative one, urging you to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information. If you are interested in coming to Salisbury to explore further what our program has to offer, please let me know as I will be happy to arrange an on-campus visit.
Richard Bowler, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Graduate Program in History
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Tel: 410 546-6003