Master of Arts in History at the Beach

Master of Arts in History at the Beach

CSULB’S Masters degree in history is ideal for students planning to pursue Ph.Ds, for secondary teachers, for professionals seeking a graduate degree, and for lifelong learners.

Our graduates have gone on to doctoral programs at Princeton, Yale, Cornell, UCLA, University of London, University of California at Santa Barbara, and University of California at San Diego among others. Other graduates are successful secondary teachers and community college faculty, and professionals working in government, real estate, business, and the National Park Service. 

This five-semester program offers students close contact with faculty mentors, rigorous training in historical methods (critical analysis, synthesis and writing), and an opportunity to tailor their programs to pursue specific interests in U.S., European, World History, and Ancient and Medieval History. 

Students build expertise in two fields of concentration and choose among three final projects: Comprehensive Exams, a thesis, or a teaching unit (primarily for secondary teachers).

National recognition, close contact with faculty, evening class schedules, and affordable tuition make our program an excellent choice for full-time students and working professionals alike.

History M.A. Application Deadline

The annual application deadline is January 15 for students planning to begin the program the following fall.

Learn how to apply here


Prof. Sarah Schrank, Interim Graduate Advisor

Department of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840