Online Master of Arts in World War II Studies

Are you interested in the effects and causes of World War II? Are you interested in the diplomatic, cultural and economic impacts of war? If so, Arizona State University’s online Master of Arts in World War II studies may be the perfect program for you. In this program, you’ll explore the second world war through a multitude of first-person and scholarly perspectives on the event and its geopolitical and cultural aftermath.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Why earn a master's in World War II studies?

This program gives you the opportunity to explore one of the most devastating and far-reaching conflicts in history. Through your online courses, you’ll gain critical insight into the causes and legacy that touched every continent across the globe.

Additionally, ASU’s partnership with The National World War II Museum presents you with an incredible opportunity to learn from leading experts in World War II from both organizations.

What will I learn from an online World War II studies degree?

 

The coursework builds an understanding of the timeline, causes, effects and major events of World War II. In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll explore the war's evolution through the lens of diplomacy, military campaigns, economic considerations and the impact on civilians. You’ll also gain a greater understanding of how governments and political systems have evolved over time.

Our World War II studies degree covers social and cultural themes and examines how humans respond to conflict, violence and genocide. Additionally, electives highlight the interdisciplinary focus of the program as you apply knowledge of the impact of World War II through film and literature, philosophy and sites of memory.

Gain insider access to The National World War II Museum collections

 

As a student, you’ll have access to an extensive collection of digital resources through The National World War II Museum. This vast collection includes videos, photographs, oral histories, maps and timelines. Oral histories, film depictions, photographs and other firsthand accounts provide powerful context for deeper insight into the impact of the war on humanity.

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

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World War II online classes


Core

World War II


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World War II: Decision Points I


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World War II: Decision Points II


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The Lived Experience of World War II


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The Global War


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World War II Today


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World War II in Film


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World War II in Literature


What can I do with a master’s in World War II studies?

The knowledge and skills gained through an in-depth study of World War II are highly transferable. These skills lend themselves to a variety of industries, including:

Education.

Military service.

Human rights work.

Public relations.

Diplomacy.

International relations.

Law.

Learn from World War II scholars

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.

Learn from World War II scholars

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.

World War II master’s degree requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Join one of the best schools for historical and social studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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