MAHG Plan of Study

With full-time study, the MAHG degree may be completed in as few as 15 months. The key term to note is full-time. While possible, 15 months is an aggressive plan that is appropriate only for those whose personal and professional responsibilities allow them to be a full-time graduate student.

Have the time to dedicate all of your energies to graduate studies? Here's a sample plan of study:

15 Month Plan of Study (Comprehensive Exam Track)

Summer Semester 1 8 semester hours (4 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester 8 semester hours (2 courses each 8 week online session)
Spring Semester 8 semester hours (2 courses each 8 week online session)
Summer Semester 2

8 semester hours (4 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus

AHG 693/Comprehensive Exam

15 Month Plan of Study (Thesis or Capstone Project Track)

Summer Semester 1 8 semester hours (4 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester

6 semester hours (2 courses during one 8 week session, 1 course in the other session)

AHG 690/Research Methods (2 semester hours)

Spring Semester

4 semester hours (1 course in each 8 week online session)

AHG 691/Thesis or AHG 692/Capstone Project (4 semester hours)

Summer Semester 2 8 semester hours (4 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus

For the typical student who must balance their studies with family and employment, the 15 month plan is not encouraged. Instead, take advantage of a key feature offered by Ashland's MA programs: the flexibility to spread out your studies over a longer period (up to 10 years from the start of your first course in the program). A more typical completion time is 2 to 3 years, depending upon your available time and financial resources.

27 Month Plan of Study (Comprehensive Exam Track)

Summer Semester 1 6 semester hours (3 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester 1 4 semester hours (1 course each 8 week online session)
Spring Semester 1 4 semester hours (1 course each 8 week online session)
Summer Semester 2 6 semester hours (3 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester 2 4 semester hours (1 course each 8 week online session)
Spring Semester 2 2 semester hours (1 course in either 8 week online session)
Summer Semester 3

4 semester hours (2 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus

AHG 693/Comprehensive Exam

27 Month Plan of Study (Thesis or Capstone Project Track)

Summer Semester 1 6 semester hours (3 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester 1 4 semester hours (1 course each 8 week online session)
Spring Semester 1 2 semester hours (1 course in either 8 week online session)
Summer Semester 2 6 semester hours (3 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus
Fall Semester 2

2 semester hours (1 course in either 8 week online session)

AHG 690/Research Methods (2 semester hours)

Spring Semester 2

2 semester hours (1 course in either 8 week online session)

AHG 691/Thesis or AHG 692/Capstone Project (4 semester hours)

Summer Semester 3

4 semester hours (2 weeks) at Ashland Main Campus

AHG 693/Comprehensive Exam

These sample plans of study are simply illustrations of possible approaches to completing your studies. Students are free to work out a plan that best suits their needs and abilities.