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Marc Landy is the Edward and Louise Peterson Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of Political Science at Boston College. With Sidney Milkis, he is the author of Presidential Greatness (2000) and a textbook, American Government: Balancing Liberty and Democracy, now in its third edition (2011). He is an author of The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions (1994), with Stephen Thomas. He is an editor of Creating Competitive Markets: The Politics and Economics of Regulatory Reform (2007); Seeking the Center: Politics and Policymaking at the New Century (2001); and The New Politics of Public Policy (1995). His recent articles include: "Terror and the Executive," National Affairs, Spring 2010; EPA and Nanotechnology: The Need for a Grand Bargain?, in Christopher J. Bosso, ed., Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology (Washington DC: RFF Press, 2010); (Sidney Milkis, co-author), The Presidency in the Eye of the Storm, The Presidency and the Political System, Ninth Edition (2010); "Mega-Disasters and Federalism," Public Administration Review, Vol. 68, Issue 6, October 2008; and "Great Presidents are Agents of Democratic Change," in Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson, eds., Debating the Presidency, CQ Press, 2006.

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I want to earn my master's degree

Those interested in pursuing the MAHG or MASTAHG degree should apply for degree-seeking student admission.

The following are required for admission to the MAHG or MASTAHG programs as a degree-seeking student:

  • A completed Ashland University Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Official, original academic transcripts from accredited institutions of higher education documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded (bachelor's degree level and higher). Additional transcripts may be requested at the discretion of the program chair.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours are required).
  • A $30 application fee. The application fee is waived for applicants who have previously applied to another master's degree program at Ashland University.

Transcripts, application fees paid by check or money order, or other written correspondence should be addressed to:

Office of Enrollment Management
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

A student may be conditionally admitted to the Graduate School with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 to 2.75, or a graduate grade point average of 2.50 to 3.00 in a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work. A student accepted conditionally will be monitored over a period of the first 12 semester hours of course work at Ashland in order to determine the student's eligibility for continuation in the program.

Admission to the MAHG and MASTAHG programs is conducted on a rolling basis. Generally, applicants should expect to receive a decision within three to four weeks of the receipt of all application materials.

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I want to take one or more classes without entering the degree program

Those interested in taking courses for personal or professional enrichment without committing to the degree program should apply for Non-Degree Guest Student Admission.

The following are required for admission to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Guest Student:

  • A completed¬†Graduate Course Application and Registration form, which may be found at TeachingAmericanHistory.org.
  • Evidence of an undergraduate degree through one of the following:
    • An official academic transcript from and accredited institution of higher education documenting the completion of a bachelor's degree.
    • A letter from the registrar of the undergraduate institution verifying the degree and grade point average earned.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours are required).

Transcripts and other written correspondence should be addressed to:

Office of Enrollment Management
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

A student may be conditionally admitted to the Graduate School with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 to 2.75, or a graduate grade point average of 2.50 to 3.00 in a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work. A student accepted conditionally will be monitored over a period of the first 12 semester hours of course work at Ashland in order to determine the student's eligibility for continuation in the program.

Students admitted on a non-degree basis may take as few or as many courses as they wish and may register for courses in subsequent semesters without reapplying to the Graduate School.  Non-degree guest students who wish to become degree-seeking students should make that decision by the time they complete 12 semester hours.

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I am a graduate student at another university and I want to take courses for transfer

Students enrolled in graduate degree programs at other institutions who wish to take courses at Ashland for transfer to their home institution should apply for admission as a transient student.

Transient student admission is valid only for the semester of application. Transient students who wish to enroll in a subsequent semester should reapply.

To apply for transient student admission, please complete the Application for Transient Student Admission.

I am an undergradaute student and I want to take a master's-level course

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs in history or political science may apply to take courses at Ashland during the summer between their junior and senior years.

Exceptionally able undergraduate students with strong backgrounds in American history and government may be permitted to take graduate course work during the summer semester prior to their senior year.  Undergraduate students are not eligible to enroll in AHG-prefix courses offered online.

Ashland University Undergraduate Students

Ashland University undergraduate students with a major or minor in history or political science who wish to take graduate level courses in American History and Government during the summer semester must complete the Application for Undergraduate Student Admission to Graduate Courses form. This form must be signed by your undergraduate advisor, the MAHG program co-chairs (Professor Christopher Burkett or Professor John Moser), and the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science (Professor. David Foster). Upon completion, the form should be submitted to the MAHG office in the Ashbrook Center (Library, 8th Floor). Applications must be received no later than May 1st.

Undergraduate Students Enrolled at a University Other than Ashland

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs at another university who wish to take graduate-level courses in American history and government as a transient student should complete and submit the Application for Transient Student Admission form. Applications for transient student status are reviewed on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received by May 15th to be considered for the upcoming summer semester.