College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program in History (Overview)


The Master of Arts (MA) in History program offer rigorous and challenging coursework that provides excellent training for students to pursue a wide range of careers in a multitude of fields including

  • Education
  • Law
  • Business
  • Library Science 

The program also prepares those planning to pursue a doctoral degree in History. We invite students to choose one of four concentrations suited to individual interests, while encouraging them to conduct original historical research. Simultaneously, students are engaged in the most significant of historical debates and fields of study while working alongside professors who are experts on a wide range of historical topics.

Master of Arts in History (30 credits)
The MA in History requires the successful completion of 10 courses. The curriculum can be tailored to a student’s interest, and includes a required course titled “The Historian’s Craft,” one or more of the Program and Directed Readings (PDR) courses, four concentration courses, and electives. Students may chose to write a thesis or take a final exam. A thesis is strongly recommended for those planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
Unique to the MA in History at Seton Hall University, students select one of the following four concentrations of study:

  • United States History
  • European History
  • Global History
  • Catholic History

Each student’s program is developed with an academic adviser to meet individual academic and professional goals. Courses are offered to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. It is also possible to take a maximum of four graduate courses (12 credits) in History as a non-matriculated student.

Find out more now about the MA in History at Seton Hall University located in South Orange, New Jersey.

Director of Graduate Studies
Dermot Quinn, D.Phil.

(973) 275-2774
Fahy Hall, 339

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