MA in Humanities with an Emphasis in American History

"The Fifteenth Amendment Celebrated, May 19th, 1870," published by Thomas Kelly, New York, 1870. (Private Collection)

Adams State University is working collaboratively with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to support the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program and other Gilder Lehrman Institute participants in providing an opportunity for students to obtain an affordable, high-quality master of arts degree.

Students who enroll in the Adams State MA in Humanities with an Emphasis in American History will be offered courses designed in collaboration with the Gilder Lehrman Institute featuring eminent scholars associated with the Institute. Students in the program will have access to the Gilder Lehrman digital collection while they are taking courses.

Here is the link to register as a new student.

If you are a continuing student (a student who has already taken one or more Gilder Lehrman online courses), you will also need to complete enrollment through this link.


Students in this program are now eligible for financial aid. To find our more, visit the Adams State Financial Aid site.

In addition, two scholarships per course will be offered each semester by the Gilder Lehrman Institute to Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School teachers. Find out more about the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program here.

About Adams State University

Founded in 1921, Adams State is a university offering undergraduate majors, minors, and emphases. ASU also offers master’s degree programs and a doctoral program—with most of these graduate programs offered online. In recent years, Adams State has entered a new era of growth including a transformation of its campus in Alamosa, Colorado, with $65 million worth of improvements nearly complete.

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