History Accelerated Master's

Sample Courses

  • Interpretations in History
  • Research in History

Popular Electives

  • The British Isles, 1485–1603
  • Early America, 1000–1775
  • The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877–1918
  • History of Modern Mexico
  • Iroquois History from Precontact to Present
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Violence
  • Slave Rebellions and Resistance in the Atlantic World
  • Traditional China
  • The US and Vietnam
  • Women in the Medieval World

History Accelerated Master's

Why study history at Geneseo?

The accelerated BA/MA program with Claremont Graduate University provides students interested in pursuing a career in public history or historical and art museums with an avenue to further their studies and position themselves well for future employment. Geneseo provides an excellent liberal arts foundation, and Claremont has working relationships with museums throughout southern California, particularly in the greater Los Angeles area, and can offer students unparalleled opportunities and experiences in some of the finest museums in the world.


Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Count 12 credits from senior year coursework toward a master’s program and complete a graduate degree in as little as one year.
  • Save tuition by having to complete fewer graduate courses. 
  • Gain a competitive advantage in the museums and public history job market.
  • Benefit from Claremont’s strong track record of placing graduates in museums across the country.
  • Qualify for financial support for Geneseo students admitted to the program.

Sample Careers

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Librarian
  • Postsecondary history teacher
  • Public historian
  • Social studies teacher

Contact Info

Michael Leroy Oberg, Distinguished Professor of History
Doty Hall 208

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