Gilder Lehrman’s online courses blend a traditional liberal arts environment with features that can only be found online, combining first-rate scholars and small class sizes with virtual field trips, interactive discussions, and the extensive use of digital history tools.

Looking to take your education a step further and pursue a master’s degree? The new Gilder Lehrman M.A. in American History from Adams State University offers the opportunity to earn your master’s degree through Gilder Lehrman online courses. Find out more here.

What will you discover through our online graduate courses?

  • SMALL CLASS SIZES: We believe that effective history education depends upon a high degree of engagement between teachers and students, and thus our courses are not massive: each is limited to a community of 100 teachers dedicated to learning together—live, in real time.
  • EMINENT SCHOLARS: The perspectives and original insights of expert historians shape each course, covering topics from colonial times to the present day.
  • TRAINING IN DIGITAL HISTORY: Starting with the Gilder Lehrman Collection, we use digital history archives in order to engage participants with the words, images, and ideas that have shaped American history, and then analyze them to foster new ways of thinking.

Since the summer of 2012, Gilder Lehrman online graduate courses have enrolled 1,736 participants in 50 states and on six continents. Take a look at our offerings below to learn more about how you can boost your credentials and take your American history teaching to the next level.