Through a partnered effort to offer learners the opportunity to discover new insights into the most significant event of the 20th century, The National WWII Museum and Arizona State University now offer an online World War II Studies master’s degree program. Consisting of 30 hours of coursework taught by the world’s top WWII scholars, this program is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of various types of students, from history and social studies teachers seeking a master’s degree to specialists seeking career advancement or degree credentials. Through in-depth discussions on the war’s military campaigns, its impact on civilians, and much more, the program’s classes will further enrich your understanding on World War II, all accessible from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
The Student Experience
The World War II Studies master’s degree program is characterized by its intellectual rigor and its administrative flexibility. While students have to follow an academic schedule, complete assignments, and meet deadlines, they are freed from the constraints of the classroom—and can experience learning no matter where in the world they may be at the time. Weekly scheduled interactions with faculty and student discussion groups are the only mandatory time expectations in the program.
A variety of materials will be at students’ disposal, from standard class resources to short video lectures, and even artifacts and oral histories from the Museum’s collection. Some lectures taught by Museum and Arizona State University scholars will also be broadcast from the Museum’s galleries, providing an evergreen virtual classroom to students.
“This dynamic collaboration epitomizes ASU’s commitment to innovation and accessibility. Regardless of where they live, students will be able to interact with materials in the Museum’s collection that have typically only been open to professional scholars."
Penelope Adams Moon, PhD, Director of Online Programs for ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies
An immersive professional development experience for middle and high school teachers focusing on the history and lessons of World War II.
Education and exposing students to the accomplishments of the WWII generation is the Museum's primary focus. With more than 200,000 square feet of venue and exhibit space packed with fascinating artifacts, immersive experiences and authentic cultural entertainment, The National WWII Museum is a leader in redefining the museum experience, by harnessing technology for history, learning and understanding.