Letter from Gilder Lehrman President James Basker about recent changes to the online courses.

Update on the Gilder Lehrman/Adams State Partnership

I was enrolled in the Gilder Lehrman MA in American History through Adams State University. What happened to this program?

What is the workload for courses?

Are lectures available to view at any time?


What platform are Adams State courses on?

Do I need to be tech-savvy in order to take a Gilder Lehrman online course?

What sort of computer do I need in order to participate in the live sessions? Do I need speakers? Can I use an iPad?

What does each course cost?

Do you offer scholarships or any other financial aid?

What if I decide to withdraw? Can I get a refund of my registration fee?

Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Points (PDPs)?


May I join a Gilder Lehrman online course as a high school student or undergraduate college student?

MA in Humanities with an Emphasis in American History

How do I enroll?

Is there an application fee? What are the requirements for enrolling?

What if I want to take an online course but not pursue the MA?

I have previously taken a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar. Can I apply that work toward the MA in Humanities with an Emphasis in American History?

May I transfer credits from another university?

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