History or English Education (MA)

Graduate Program (MA)

You're already doing quality work in your classroom or your professional career. A Master of Arts in English or History Education can help you do even more by providing a strengthened foundation in the teaching profession and the opportunity to help young people finish high school fully prepared for college and ready to make their own mark on the world.


Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year.

To apply for official acceptance as a degree-seeking student, submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Admission (Xavier University, Attn: Admission Processing Center, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207):

  • Completed application with current application fee.
  • One official transcript (sent directly from the college/university to graduate services) of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Call 513 745-3360 or email xugrad@xu.edu to request a MAT or GRE test booklet. The MAT is offered here at Xavier. For information about registering for the MAT, please call 513 745-3531. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1 888 GRE-SCORE.

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials, and you will be notified of your status as soon as possible. The Admission Committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores, and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

Questions regarding the application process may be e-mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admission at xugrad@xavier.edu.

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Coure Courses
Course Semester Hours
Total Hours 30
EDFD 500: History & Philosophy of American Education 3
EDMS 506 Statistics for Educational Research 3
EDMS 507 Planning Educational Research* 2
EDMS 508 Research Paper* 1

* Should be completed concurrently with the Research paper topic centered on the subject concentration.

Concentration Requirements

Eighteen semester hours of graduate course work selected from the cognate department (any College of Arts and Sciences Department offering graduate coursework). Courses either already exist or will be offered experimentally while going through the curriculum committee approval process.

Elective Requirements

A total of three semester hours of graduate coursework selected from approved concentration or pedagogical courses.

Sample Courses

EDFD 500: History & Philosophy of American Education: - 3

EDMS 506 Statistics for Educational Research: - 3

EDMS 507 Planning Educational Research*: - 2

EDMS 508 Research Paper*: - 1

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
College of Arts & Sciences - MA $665
Student Fee, per semester
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time $8
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time $4

The amounts listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and include classes from Summer 2020 though Spring 2021. For the full, official listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs. Xavier University reserves the right to correct any computational or clerical errors.

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educational leadership

Choose either English or History for your specialty master's program and become qualified for a leadership position teaching AP and dual-credit courses to talented high-school students.


Complete 30 hours of coursework combining foundational education courses with grad-level study in your field of either English or History. Learn from the best professors in both Education and your liberal arts field.


Steeped in Jesuit tradition, Xavier strives to develop teachers who are morally sensitive to the academic and social-impact needs of our time by fostering an appreciation for human diversity through reason and creative thinking.