The combined Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.) program in History offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
You may elect a thesis or non-thesis option as part of the combined degree program, allowing you to customize a program of study for your individual interests and career goals. Department contact
Philip Misevich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.
Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.
The analytical and communication skills you develop from studying history at the graduate level will make you a competitive candidate in most career fields including education, law, journalism, politics, communications, technology, business, research, art, advertising, finance, urban and regional planning, forestry, and medicine.
Because our program incorporates digital technologies into the study of history, you will also be eligible for opportunities in such fields as television, online media, and information technology.
Many recent graduates of the program have also gone on to pursue doctoral degrees either at St. John’s or at other national and international universities. Others have gone on to teach at secondary schools. Still others have landed positions in publishing, public relations, public history, and secondary and higher education administration.
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The combined Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in History and Business Administration offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
Earning a degree in history provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and events that shape today’s global society. Studying history is also a proven way to develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in most fields, including business, law, journalism, public policy, and teaching.
Your history degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and events that shape today’s global society. Studying history is also a proven way to develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in most fields, including business, law, journalism, public policy and teaching. Jobs for history teachers alone are expected to rise 13 percent over the next few years.
In the Master of Arts (M.A.) program in History at St. John’s, you will enjoy seminar-style classes that build a broad knowledge of history’s main currents, along with the opportunity to specialize in an area of concentration.
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The innovative Ph.D. in World History at St. John’s redefines and reclaims the vital roles that professionals with advanced humanities training play in our complex, global society.
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