Best accredited universities for Masters in History degree programs:

Columbia University
- Programs offered include the M.A. in International and World History; M.A. in History and Literature.
- The MA in History and Literature program trains individuals in historical approaches to the study of literature and in the interpretation of texts for the study of history.
- Columbia is one of the most important centers of graduate education in history. It is ranked 7th nationally for graduate history programs by US News (2010).

University of Pennsylvania
- The M.A. in History degree is designed for students with specific objectives such as community college or secondary school teaching, journalism, archival administration, etc. The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania also offers a M.A. in World History.
- Penn's graduate program in history is tied for 9th with two other leading institutions (University of California--Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University) in the US News rankings 2010.

New York University
- The Department of History offers master's and doctoral programs in national, comparative, and transnational fields, including the history of Africa, Atlantic world, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, etc.
- The master's degree in history offers students graduate work that serves a variety of needs and purposes. A master's program can be an end in itself for individuals whose personal goal is an M.A. degree, and it can also be a preparatory graduate degree en route to the doctorate.
- Graduates of the Department of History teach at top leading colleges and universities such as Boston College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, State University of New York, University of California (San Diego), University of California (Irvine), etc.

Indiana University--Bloomington
- The Masters in Ancient History and Language Acquisition degree enables candidates to continue their historical studies while taking introductory and intermediate courses in ancient and medieval languages. This is a terminal degree and for those wishing to pursue a PhD in Ancient History will need to apply to the PhD program upon completion.
- IU Department of History is one of the best in the nation. It is ranked 22nd in the USNWR Graduate Schools Rankings (2010).

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