Earn a Master of Arts in History Online

Posted by Amber Deschenes on June 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM

For nearly thirty years, Fitchburg State’s History graduate program has successfully trained students, enabling them to deepen their knowledge of the historian’s craft, to explore a broad range of historical topics at the graduate level, and to work closely with faculty on historical research projects leading to an MA Thesis and/or a Master’s degree. Over this time, hundreds of students have refined their knowledge of the past and become better historical researchers and writers and better history instructors at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels.


Since the 2017-2018 academic year, Fitchburg State’s History graduate program has been offering courses online on a regular basis. Our faculty offer high-quality graduate instruction in the discipline of History in online and hybrid (History Institute) courses, as well as one-on-one instruction in directed studies and thesis projects, that use technology to bring instructors and students together virtually to facilitate discussion and debate on course topics and enhance graduate instruction. 


In 2020, our program was recognized as one of the most affordable Master of Arts in History programs by OnlineU, an online guide that researches accredited institutions offering online programs in order to provide rankings that help prospective students to find an online program that matches their budgets and career aspirations. To be considered for these rankings, a program must be regionally or nationally accredited and offer a degree in a given subject that is obtainable online or requires only very limited amounts of in-person work, allowing students to retain their current employment and meet other personal obligations. Our Master of Arts in History program was ranked third overall. We are pleased to have been recognized for our commitment to offering high-quality graduate training in the field of History at an affordable price.  

Learn more about this program and how you can come back for your graduate degree from our Graduate and Continuing Education staff at our virtual open house on June 9 5:00 pm  - 6:30 pm. Register today!


If you have any questions about our History graduate program or wish to speak with someone about pursuing a Master of Arts degree in History at Fitchburg State University, contact the Graduate Program Chair, Dr. Daniel Sarefield at

Thank you to Dr. Sarefield for contributing this blog.


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