Hello all! First post here although I have done a lot of lurking and sifting through old threads. I am interested in a starting a MA program in history or military history and as you know, there are just a ton of decisions out there and I want to make the best one if I am going to be spending my hard earned money. Some background: I graduated from a B&M State university with a BS in History and Military Science. I was in the Army ROTC program while in school and commissioned into the Army National Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant. I am currently serving as a field artillery officer. I am also a full-time police officer and so my schedule is not exactly wide open. I definitely need to go to school online for my degree. I really have two reasons for wanting to pursue a MA: One is for personal enrichment. Two is that after I retire I think I'd like to possibly teach at the community college level or at DL university part time. I am not looking to become a full time professor, as I'd like to enjoy retirement when the time comes. But I have always had a passion for history and think I would enjoy teaching. I also want to make sue the program I am going for includes a thesis option, as the possibility for pursuing a PhD may be a possibility later in life. So I've obviously done a lot of research and so far I am considering a few programs. My area of interest in particular is Early American history, particularly the American Revolution. Looking at AMU, the MA in military history with the concentration in the American Revolution is exactly what I am looking for. However, the online only, for-profit thing is the only thing holding me back. The price is great and the course selection is perfect. I've also looked at Norwich University. Their program is expensive and I don't like the course selection for the military history option. I would probably go for the MA in history with a concentration in American history there. What I like about the school is the prestige. Norwich is a well respected school with a great military history. Also on the list I've been considering is Troy University. They have what appears to be a great MA history program and it will by extremely inexpensive due to their military scholarship. However, they require you to pass a foreign language reading comprehensive exam while in the program. In addition, if you choose the American History track, you must minor in European history. You cannot focus solely on US history. Other than that, the program looks top-notch. Lastly is Southern New Hampshire University, who seems to offer a decent program. I again would choose the American history track due to the course selection, which interests me more than the military history course selection offered. The negatives would have to be the cost. I do not believe they offer discounts to soldiers in the Reserves/National Guard, only Active Duty soldiers. I apologize for the rant, but I also know there are a lot of people on these boards with experience and interest in online history programs, so I hope we can have a great discussion regarding different schools. Thanks.