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.

Why MAHG?

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

Dec
17

Complete details about Winter Commencement can be found at the Registrar's website.

Feb
1

Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the May 2017 commencement must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.

Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.
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.
Michelle Holowicki
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 Hubenschmidt
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.
Ray Tyler
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
Charles Martindell
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.
Rusty Eder
Amy Parker
It is hard to put into words the impact the program, the professors, and the other students have had on my career and my life. I am a measurably better teacher and citizen as a result of the MAHG program.
Amy Parker