Western Colorado University adds new accelerated master’s pathway

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Western Colorado University adds new accelerated master’s pathway

John Kessler
Photo by: Apr 25, 2019
 

The History program at Western Colorado University is proud to announce the addition of two new “3+2” options, allowing students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years. This allows students to save valuable time and tuition money, equipping them to start their careers sooner than the traditional pathway.

Students who choose to major in History with an emphasis in Public History may start on a path to earn either a Master in Environmental Management or a Master of Art in Art with an emphasis in Gallery and Exhibitions Specialization.

At the end of their sophomore summer, the Public History students may apply to either of the aforementioned 3+2 programs. They then become “Candidates with Provisional Acceptance” following their junior year of undergraduate studies.

Students spend the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters of their senior year taking the first credits of their master’s program of choice. They then enter their fifth year as “Degree Seeking Students” in either the Master in Environmental Management or Master of Art in Art with an emphasis in Gallery and Exhibitions Specialization programs.

“These programs combine strong academic foundations in History with the practitioner skills and knowledge of associated fields of study at the graduate level. Both 3+2 Public History programs afford highly motivated and achieving students excellent networking and internship opportunities,” said Heather Thiessen-Reily, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of the Master of Art in Art with an emphasis in Gallery and Exhibitions Specializations.