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.


What makes this the right program for you? Hear our graduates explain why they chose Ashland and how the MAHG program transformed their teaching.

Important Dates


"The 22nd Amendment and the Modern Presidency Thesis, Revisited" by Jeremy Bailey, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston


"Religion and Political Violence in America" by David Tucker, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University


"The Rise and Fall of America's Political Parties" by Joseph Postell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

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