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There are many hybrid and online master's degree programs available, but how many can combine the rich interaction of a brick-and-mortar classroom with the convenience of learning from home? Ashland University's Master of Arts programs in American History and Government take online learning to the next level. At Ashland, you'll learn from leading scholars from universities around the nation in a dynamic, live online classroom.

Whether you are looking for an American history, US government, social studies education, or American studies program offered in a fully-online, hybrid online/on-campus, or an intensive summer residential program, Ashland's MA programs in history and government combine the high-quality instruction you want with the flexibility you need. No other online masters in history or government can deliver a traditional graduate school experience in a convenient format that fits your personal and professional needs.

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  • Rusty Eder
    The professors are some of the most creative and knowledgeable people I have ever met. Along with the joy I felt in working with such professionals, every course also left me with information and techniques that I routinely use in my classroom.
  • Charles Martindell
    I've said many times to many people that this program is the single greatest thing I've done to improve my teaching ability. Education classes can only take you so far; the less content you know the less you'll be able to teach to your students. I feel so much more comfortable challenging my... more
  • Ray Tyler
    When I started teaching again, I began looking for a master's program with excellent teaching and content-based coursework using primary sources. I took one class at Ashland and was smitten. This program had had everything I was looking for.
  • Michelle Hubenschmidt
    The professors are dynamic and passionate teachers. At Ashland, I learned more in one week than I had in an entire semester at any other university.
  • Michelle Holowicki
    I love how the program is focused on what to teach rather than how to teach. It felt like I was learning the entire time I was there - not only in class, but also at lunch and dinner through conversations with fellow students. Every day in the classroom I use something I learned at Ashland.