Online Master of Arts in World War II Studies
Built through a unique partnership between ASU and The National WWII Museum (NWWM) in New Orleans, this fully-online, interdisciplinary World War II Studies graduate degree is the first of its kind in the nation.
Next start date: 03/08/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Through advanced interdisciplinary study of World War II, students explore the global nature of World War II, a conflict that fundamentally reshaped the political and cultural landscape of our planet. Students examine the causes and impact of the war, the evolution of governance and political systems, and human responses to conflict, violence and genocide. Program coursework helps students contextualize current events through study of the war’s historical, political, and cultural legacies. The knowledge and skills students develop in the program are transferable to a variety of contexts, including education, military service, human rights work, public relations, diplomacy, international relations, and law.
The program is 30 credit hours (10 courses) and can be completed in 18-24 months. The courses in this degree program will be taught by a mix of ASU faculty and historians from The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The program offers students unique access to documents, oral histories, and other archival material from the Museum's collection.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. An applicant must have the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students from any field who demonstrate potential will be considered for admission. Applicants’ potential for success is determined by the quality of writing and clarity of thought demonstrated in the letter of intent and responses to the application questions. Letters of recommendation that point to a student’s ability to deliver high-quality academic work and persist to an academic goal will receive priority. An applicant’s GPA and academic performance, particularly in humanities coursework, will also indicate potential.
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