This unique program provides students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of American history as it relates to the histories of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Through carefully crafted research, lectures, and group discussions, students study the most important political, economic, military and social themes related to American history. This graduate degree is designed for teachers who wish to increase their qualifications, students who wish to pursue doctoral degrees and all those who wish to expand their knowledge of history, the social sciences and human affairs.
Many of our masters’ graduates work as K-12 teachers*, while others teach part-time at the university-level. Some have gone on to study history at the doctoral level, or work at museums. Among those taking the degree for personal enrichment, many remain active in history, including volunteering at local historical associations.
*K-12 teaching certification must be obtained separately.
Prepare for professional careers in education, government, law, or business
Study the major historical events, personalities and themes of selected world cultures from their earliest days to the present, with special attention to the diversity and commonality of human experiences in time.
Gain an understanding of historical and current instances of both international and civil conflict, international political systems and how they govern, foreign policies and human rights.
An examination of American History and traditions of government with an emphasis on the ideals and experiences of the American people.
M.A., University of Michigan
Professor Dennis Bozyk presently serves as Chair of the Department of History. He earned his M.A. in History from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his doctoral course work in the History of International Relations at Michigan State University. He offers classroom and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to Madonna's on-campus students and to international students in Dubai, China and Haiti.
He has received the Faculty Excellence Award from the university and continues to place the highest priority on advising and teaching. Bozyk has presented scholarship in the discipline of history and in the theory and practice of university teaching and learning.
Bozyk has been awarded individual grants from such prestigious groups as the Kellogg Foundation and the Lilley Endowment, and has participated in university grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Humanities Council.
He is a member of several scholarly organizations related to history, including the American Historical Association and the Historical Association of the United Kingdom.
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
B.A., University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Paul Radzilowski holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California.
He has taught History at Madonna University since 2003, especially world and European history, and historical methods, but he also has experience in teaching a variety of Humanities courses, and has led study abroad trips. He has taught classes for graduate, undergraduate, and high school special enrollment students.
His research interests include micro-history, the study of culture and religion in Late Medieval Poland, and the interrelations of history and philosophy.
He has been published in journals such as Polish Review, Catholic Social Science Review, and Logos, and has held grants, which include an IIE Fulbright Grant.