Faculty Spotlight

Faculty

Peter W. Schramm is Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and emeritus chair of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. From 1995 to 2013, he served as executive director of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University. Prior to his work at Ashland, he served in the Reagan administration as the director of the Center for International Education in the United States Department of Education. Before entering government service, Dr. Schramm was the president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, in Claremont, California.

Dr. Schramm earned his Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He holds two Master of Arts degrees, one from Claremont in government and the other in international history from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He has received Ashland's Mentor Teaching Award seven times. Dr. Schramm has edited, co-edited and contributed to a number of books, including Natural Right and Political Right, The 1984 Election and the Future of American Politics, Lessons of the Bush Defeat, American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, Consequences of the Clinton Victory, Separation of Powers and Good Government, Statecraft and Power, History of American Political Thought, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Why Coolidge Matters, Booker T. Washington: A Re-Examination and wrote the Introduction to Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (Madison Books, 1996). He has published in The Claremont Review of Books, The Historian, The Columbus Dispatch, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and other papers in Ohio.

Tuition & Fees

All tuition, fees, and other charges are set by the university and subject to change without prior notice. For fall and spring courses, tuition must be paid at the time of registration. For summer courses, payment may be deferred until April 1.  After April 1, payment is due at the time of registration. In addition, students are responsible for acquiring the books for each course.

The total cost of the MAHG or MASTAHG degrees – including tuition, room and board (for on-campus courses only), and books – ranges from $17,000 to $26,000 depending upon the student's program options and the number of courses taken online.

Tuition and Fees for Spring 2014

Live Online Courses

Live Online Course Tuition (AHG 501 - AHG 660) $800 ($400 per semester hour)
Live Online Audit Tuition (non-credit) $400 ($200 per semester hour)

Other Courses

Education Courses (EDxx prefix) $1422 ($474 per semester hour)
AHG 670 - Directed Study (2) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 690 - Research Methods (2) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 691 - Thesis (4) $2140 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 692 - Capstone Project (4) $2140 ($535 per semester hour)

Tuition and Fees for Summer 2014

Weeklong Summer Courses

Weeklong Summer Course Tuition (AHG 501 - AHG 660) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
Weeklong Summer Audit Tuition (non-credit) $535 ($262.50 per semester hour)
Room and Board $475 per week
Total $1545 per course

The Room and Board fee for courses taken at the Ashland main campus includes double-occupancy housing in Ashland University apartments or residence halls and all meals, from dinner Sunday through lunch Friday. Check-in begins each week on Sunday at noon; students must check-out by Friday at 4 pm. Students taking courses in consecutive weeks may choose to remain in campus housing for the weekend between courses at no additional charge with prior notice to the MAHG office. No meal service is provided over the weekend.

Live Online Courses

Live Online Course Tuition (AHG 501 - AHG 660) $800 ($400 per semester hour)
Live Online Audit Tuition (non-credit) $400 ($200 per semester hour)

Other Courses

Education Courses (EDxx prefix) $1422 ($474 per semester hour)
AHG 670 – Directed Study (2) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 690 – Research Methods (2)  $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 691 – Thesis (4) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)
AHG 692 – Capstone Project (4) $1070 ($535 per semester hour)

Textbooks

Students are responsible for acquiring the required textbooks for each course. Students should budget approximately $125 per course, but the exact amount varies from course to course. Books may be purchased directly from the Ashland University Bookstore, or students may purchase them elsewhere. Titles, authors, and edition information will be provided in the syllabus for each course.

Other Fees

Application Fee $30
Graduation Fee $100
Transcript Fee $6 and up

Fees in general are non-refundable. Tuition is non-refundable in the instance of an unofficial withdrawal. Students who make official withdrawals or reduce their course loads should consult the Ashland University Business Office for the schedule of refunds. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain and complete withdrawal forms and procedures from the education center where they are enrolled.