Seton Hall University

College of Arts and Sciences



400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Considering a career in education, law, business or library science? Planning to pursue a doctorate? There’s one degree that can prepare you for any of the above — and many other careers, too: history. Our program offers tracks for thesis or examinations, allowing students to follow their individual career paths. Students work alongside professors to conduct original historical research and engage in significant historical debates and fields of study. And our rich library collections in American, Italian, Russian and Irish history help students develop their unique theses. This four-semester program is designed for completion in two years, but part-time study is also available.


The 30-credit master’s degree allows students to choose either an examinations track or a thesis track. All students complete a course called The Historian’s Craft, which introduces the art of historical thinking, research and writing. From there, you can choose from specific concentration courses (with titles like Dante and His World, Medieval Italy, History of Modern Japan and even New Jersey History) and electives. A thesis is optional, but strongly encouraged for those pursuing doctoral studies.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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