Graduate Program

The Citadel and the College of Charleston offer a joint Master of Arts Degree in History providing each student with advanced specialized work in one of the following areas: United States history, European history, and Asian/African/Latin American history. The program has a special emphasis on the history of the American South, the South Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World.

A civilian program, administered separately from the Corps of Cadets, the M.A. in history provides the opportunity to study a wide variety of fields, from social and cultural to military and political history. Faculty specializations are diverse and include interests in race, gender, leisure, politics, and the military.

Charleston is especially well-suited to the study of history, with numerous archives and historical museums and sites, including the South Carolina Historical Society and the Avery Center for African American history. Graduate students will also find Charleston a welcoming city, and the Citadel and the College of Charleston history departments a warm environment in which to continue historical study.

The M.A. Program serves the needs of those interested in pursuing graduate studies in history. Teachers who complete the program have a greater command of the literature of a particular field. Others are prepared to do doctoral work or pursue other advanced degrees, enter the field of public history, or seek employment opportunities which require advanced training in the humanities.

For more information on the graduate program, including admissions, please contact Department main office.