Interpret the past and illuminate the future in the online Master of Arts in History degree program from Southern New Hampshire University.
Master in History Benefits:
Courses include: Historiography, Early American Encounters, The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the World Wars, American Frontier, Archival Management, and Chinese Military.
Regardless of which historical period you're passionate about, this program can build upon your understanding of our past and its implications to our future. You'll have the opportunity to pursue a general course of study or choose from one of three focused concentrations:
Studying history is more than just memorizing dates and facts about long-ago events. It’s gaining insight into humans and their actions and understanding the impact of past events. In today’s ever-changing world, it’s more important to study history than ever before. Learn more about the importance of history and how studying the past can help you prepare for the future.
The master’s in history online degree program will deepen your knowledge of the process of "making" history through analyzing historical scholarship, crafting written communications and defending the relevance of the past as it pertains to making informed decisions about the future. You'll emerge not only with up-to-date knowledge, but also with the research, writing and critical-thinking skills to work in a variety of fields where today’s real world meets meaningful interpretations of the past.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MA in History online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a personal statement. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 are eligible for provisional acceptance. Based on your educational background, some Master of Arts provisional students may be required to take SNHU 501 – Introduction to Graduate Studies – which will provide students with the scholarly tools to be successful in their Master of Arts program of study.
Advanced degrees in history are among the fastest growing graduate programs - and not just because they're critical to obtaining a PhD. A master's is more relevant than ever to today's careers in:
Without historians, there would be no history. Writing it, preserving it and applying it are integral to a surprising number of professions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that most historians work in:
Careers for master's degree-holders include:
The curriculum for the online MA in History advances the applications and relevancy of history while strengthening research and writing skills. SNHU’s courses require more than just the memorization of facts. You'll develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to research, writing, publishing and government work, using what you’ve learned from the past to help determine the right path for the future.
After completing the master's in history core courses, you'll choose from among three concentrations - American history, military history or public history - or take five history electives, and fulfill a capstone experience that results in a project or research paper.
Total Credits: 33
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies.