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Department of History University of Illinois Springfield



Master’s Degree

The Master of Arts in History emphasizes the development of the analytical, organizational, and research tools necessary to study the past. The curriculum acc A History student clarifies an issue with Dr. Siles entuates comprehension of the subtleties inherent in academic historical discourse, stresses primary research, and provides the skills necessary to interpret the past for a public audience. The program offers a choice among three areas of concentration: American History, European and World History, and Public History.

The curriculum is designed to serve students with a variety of goals, including those interested in becoming teachers or enhancing their teaching credentials; those pursuing careers with business, labor, or community organizations; those seeking employment in historical agencies, museums, historical societies, or archives; those desiring the intellectual stimulation of a challenging discipline; and those interested in pursuing doctoral work or advanced degrees.

Scholarships available!

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University of Illinois Springfield
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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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