As the world faces increased security challenges, WVU aspires to raise awareness of human diversity and global security needs through a new collaborative graduate degree.

The WVU Department of History has partnered with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, to launch a new transatlantic Master of Arts in international history and security studies this fall.

The program is designed as a dual-degree, two-year program consisting of 60 U.S. credit hours, or 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits. Students earn half of these credits at WVU and the other half at Collegium Civitas. After completing all requirements, including the thesis defense, graduates will receive two master’s degrees — one in history from WVU, and the other in international relations from Collegium Civitas.

“This exciting dual degree program represents a new phase in the department's relationship with Collegium Civitas that will work to the mutual benefit of graduate students at both institutions,” said Joseph Hodge, chair of the WVU Department of History. “It will especially assist our recent efforts to provide diverse career options for advanced degree recipients.”