Liberty to offer M.A. in History

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  1. Martin

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    From website:

    "Liberty University’s Department of History recently received approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer a Master of Arts in History.
    The degree program consists of two tracks (Thesis and Non-Thesis) and will begin this fall."
     
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    MA in History

    Martin,

    Have you heard if the MA will be available via distance as well or residence only?

    I have emailed the school but haven't received a reply yet.

    -Matt
     
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    I don't know. I imagine that it will only be residential at first. The only two regionally accredited online MA History programs I know of are Sam Houston State University and American Public University. As of this time, there are no PhD History programs online. I have good reasons to suspect that will change in the next year or two.

    Do us a favor, let us know what you find out about Liberty's MA program.
     
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    For those interested, this this was the reply from Dr. Sam Smith, the MA in History program coordinator, regarding whether or not the program would be available online.

    Personally, I hope there is enough interest in the posibility of it being an online program that Liberty offers online sooner than later.

    -Matt
     
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    That would be a great degree for me. I enjoy history a lot.
     
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    The reply is what I expected. Generally speaking, history programs have been slow to go "online". However I think that will change over time. I don't know if Liberty will ever put their MA/History degree online. They seem to be very comfortable with their current online offerings.
     
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    If you just want to learn more about history read books about history. If you want to watch lectures, without tests (etc), you could purchase dvds/cds from The Teaching Company. They have some wonderful lectures on history.
     
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    Thanks for the info. That looks like a interesting site.
     

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