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UNCW Ranked 2nd Among Top Master’s in History Programs by TheBestSchools.org

Thursday, March 14, 2019

UNCW ranks 2nd on a list of “The 25 Best Online Master’s in History Programs” compiled by the website TheBestSchools.org. 

“As UNCW’s student body grows more demographically and geographically diverse, strong distance education programs enable us to serve students where they are,” said Lynn Mollenauer, associate professor and Department of History chair. “Our online master’s degree program in history is designed specifically for working educators who require a high-quality program with a flexible schedule.” 

The schools were ranked based on academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, strength of online instruction, financial aid and other factors. UNCW was recognized specifically for its M.A. in History designed for history educators. The program has previously been recognized by other ranking organizations, including a 7th place ranking last year by BestColleges.com. 

To serve the growing number of applicants, UNCW has expanded the program to accept new students each year instead of every two years – effectively doubling the size of the program. Applications for the fall 2019 cohort are due July 1. 

Online education is an important component of UNCW’s strategic priority to provide affordable, accessible degree programs. 

-- Tricia Vance 

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