Faculty Spotlight

Faculty

Peter C. Myers is Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. His Ph.D. dissertation, “John Locke on the Naturalness of Rights,” received the American Political Science Association’s Leo Strauss Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Political Philosophy in 1992.

Professor Myers is the author of two books: Our Only Star and Compass: Locke on the Struggle for Political Rationality (1998) and Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism (2008). He has published articles, chapters, and book reviews in the fields of liberal political philosophy, American literature, and American political thought, including a chapter on Martin Luther King, Jr., in the History of American Political Thought anthology edited by Bryan-Paul Frost and Ashland University’s Jeffrey Sikkenga, and an article on Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in the May 2010 issue of the American Political Science Review. He is currently researching a book on the idea of color-blindness in American political thought.

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.