Pace - GLI Master of Arts in American History

Pace University has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) to offer a Master of Arts in American History to K-12 educators (including district supervisors, librarians, museum professionals, and National Park Service employees) who are affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The program is designed to enhance expertise in American history, as well as in social studies, civics, and government.


Pace is offering this program only to members of the GLI Affiliate School Network and other programs approved by GLI and Pace. Students must present a letter of affiliation to enroll in the program and receive the discounted tuition.

Transfer Students

As of fall 2018, Pace is providing continuing students from the Adam State University (ASU) program the opportunity to complete their degree through Pace and for new eligible students to enroll.

A student admitted into the Program who has outstanding credits for courses taken in a GLI MA history program other than at ASU may also be permitted, at Pace’s discretion, to transfer all such credits into the Program.

Both ASU and non-ASU transfer credits will be subject to the following conditions:

  • If the student has 12 or more credits from ASU or another institution that offered courses as part of a GLI-affiliated MA in American History and that are deemed acceptable to Pace, all acceptable credits will be accepted; or
  • The student completed graduate courses in history from ASU or another MA history program whose transfer credits have been accepted by Pace, that are not part of a GLI-affiliated MA in American History, then up to 6 credits may be transferred to Pace.

All transfers of credit exceeding 6 credits from ASU or non-ASU courses offered as part of a GLI-affiliated MA in American History must be completed no later than the end of the initial three-year term of this Agreement, Academic Year 2021 which is June 30, 2021.

The Master of Arts in American History is a 30-credit, fully online degree offered by Pace University through the Department of History in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Pace University manages the admissions process and makes all decisions regarding admissions, transfer credit evaluation and articulation, and registration and orientation of students. Pace oversees, approves, and provides the curriculum, guides the assessment processes, provides student support through the Pace libraries, Writing Centers, Academic Advising Office, Tutoring Centers, Health Centers, Office of Student Accessibility, and other offices, as needed. Pace confers the master’s degree.

The curriculum, originally developed by GLI in consultation with academic experts, has been reviewed and approved by Pace University history faculty. Pace faculty teach all credit-bearing courses using Pace’s online course platform. GLI provides access to a unique collection of primary sources and educational materials, access to subject-matter experts as master teachers, and extensive research on topics and events related to American history. The curriculum consists of eight elective graduate courses and a required two course capstone sequence, each worth three credits.