Master of Arts in History

The Department of History offers a traditional M.A. with an academic focus that prepares students for careers in a variety of fields.

Master of Arts in History

The M.A. in History prepares students in the intellectual foundations of the discipline while training them for a career in a variety of fields, including education, government, law and public history. All M.A. students receive the same rigorous instruction in historical scholarship, thinking and research methods. The program culminates in a final independent original research project focused on a topic in the student’s field of interest.

Students can choose a Public History emphasis as part of their M.A. degree. This concentration is focused on bridging historical thinking, research and scholarship to the foundations and methods that shape historical interpretation for public audiences. The Public History emphasis connects students to Kansas City’s rich network of historical and cultural institutions, offering several opportunities for real-world work experience through partnerships as well as funded and unfunded internships.

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Meet the Program Advisor

Massimiliano Vitiello

Professor of History and Classics
Email: vitiellom@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6118 ext. 9