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Master of Arts in History

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The Citadel is located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina (named Top City in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler), and for 8 consecutive years has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2019) as the #1 Public College in the South offering up to a master's degree.

A civilian program, administered separately from the Corps of Cadets, the M.A. in History provides the opportunity to study a wide variety of fields from a public history concentration to one in social and cultural history or military and political history.

Faculty specializations are diverse and include interests in race, religion, gender and sexuality, labor, leisure, oral history, popular culture, politics, and the military.

The Citadel and the College of Charleston offer a joint Master of Arts Degree in History providing each student with advanced specialized work in one of the following areas:

  • United States
  • European
  • Global (Asian/African/Latin American et al.)

The program has a special emphasis on the history of the American South, the South Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World.

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Charleston is especially well-suited to the study of history, with numerous archives and historical museums and sites, including the South Carolina Historical Society and the Avery Center for African American history. Graduate students will also find Charleston a welcoming city, and the Citadel and the College of Charleston history departments a warm environment in which to continue historical study. The M.A. Program serves the needs of those interested in pursuing graduate studies in history. Graduate Student Research.

Teachers who complete the program have a greater command of the literature of a particular field. Others are prepared to do doctoral work or pursue other advanced degrees, enter the field of public history, or seek employment opportunities which require advanced training in the humanities.


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Click here to view general admission requirements and program requirements. 

Program Requirements for Master's Degree in History 

Click on the chart for a list of Master's History Courses offered in Fall 2019:

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2019-20 Citadel Course Catalog                                  

For information, please contact the History Department main office. 

The Citadel   &
College of Charleston
Joint Graduate Program      
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Program Director Keith Knapp, Ph.D
Office Capers Hall 432 C
Phone Number 843-953-6935


Please refer to The Citadel Graduate College's website for a complete list of admission and program requirements and course descriptions, or click:

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