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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


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.

Gain access to the WWII Museum's array of artifacts and archives.

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Gain access to the WWII Museum's array of artifacts and archives.

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Featured courses


HST 460 World War II Studies


*WWS 561 World War II Decision Points I


*WWS 562 World War II Decision Points II


*WWS 563 The Lived Experience of World War II


WWS 564 The Global War


*WWS 566 World War II Today


WWS 567 World War II in Film


WWS 568 World War II in Literature


Program takeaways

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in World War II Studies hone highly transferable skills, including:

Critical thinking

Communication

Collaboration skills

Time and task management skills

Interpersonal skills

Analytical thinking

Project management

Effective communication 

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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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