Master of Arts Degree Program

Master of Arts Program Information and Application    

Maria Ivy Esters has been awarded a Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship by the CSU Foundation in 2020 to do research in the CSU archives on the history of African-American religion.

Maria Esters                                                                        

What is the Masters Program Like?

-- small classes, offered in evenings for working students

-- close working relationships with professors

-- the chance to pursue subjects of interest in depth

Where do MA graduates go after their degree?

-- Doctoral programs: at prestigious doctoral programs in history, American studies, and ethnic studies at institutions like UCLA, USC, Yale, Iowa, Indiana, George Washington, and Minnesota. 

-- Community College Positions: recent graduates have gotten tenure-track jobs at  East Los Angeles College, Rio Hondo College, Glendale College, Santa Ana College, and LA Trade Tech College.

-- Public History/Library/Archival Positions: at institutions like Los Angeles Public Library, CSU Dominguez Hills Special Collections, the Drum Barracks Museum, 

-- Enhanced Career Opportunities for both current and prospective middle school and secondary school teachers

--A wide variety of other careers in areas like journalism, media, and business research 

For some advice on what to expect in the history MA Program, see this video from recent graduate Citlalli Anahuac.


History MA Tips (Click image for video)

For more information on the program, see the following links.


Program Planner

Download a copy of the program planner for the History M.A. degree in effect as of Fall 2019


History Courses: Semester Numbers

Download a list of the History Department's semester courses (as of Fall 2016)