History BA to American Studies MA

Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Arts in American Studies (MAST) prepares History majors for a wide variety of careers in business, education, government, law, nonprofits, media, communications and marketing, publishing, and the arts. History and MAST students individualize their programs through focused study and practical, project-based learning tied to their own professional needs and interests, allowing them to build an impressive portfolio of skills and experience for potential employers. MAST graduates are innovative, flexible, and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of American history, literature, culture, politics, and society in diverse and transnational contexts, making them attractive to employers.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. 

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    • 3.00 KSU GPA
    • 18 hours in residence at KSU
    • 60 hours towards Bachelor of Arts degree in History
    • Submit 1 copy of representative writing samples from one or more genres, not to exceed 25 pages.
    • AMST 6201 to count for Related Studies
    • AMST 6401 to count for Related Studies
    • Choose one (1) of the following to count for Related Studies:
      • AMST 6201          AMST 6401
      • AMST 7200          AMST 7210
      • AMST 7230          AMST 7240
      • AMST 7300          AMST 7310
      • AMST 7330          AMST 7410
      • AMST 7420          AMST 7450
      • AMST 7460          AMST 7510
      • AMST 7520
  • For current admission requirements, please click here
    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Arts in History
    • Department / College
      • History and Philosophy / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Dr. Bryan McGovern Department Chair
      • bmcgover@kennesaw.edu
      • 470-578-2296
      • Social Science Building, Room 4128
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Arts in American Studies
    • Department / College
      • Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Science
    • Advising Contact
      • Stacy Keltner, Program Director
      • skeltner@kennesaw.edu
      • 470-578-5214
      • Social Science Building, Room 2019B
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.