Explore major political, cultural, social and economic shifts in American society in the Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History program at Southern New Hampshire University. By learning how to apply the historian's tools to your own interests, you'll exit the program a true American history scholar.
With an online master's in American history, you can pursue careers in research, writing, teaching, government or publishing. The knowledge and skills developed by studying American history will give you an edge in a wide range of professions.
The online master’s in American history 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 enrolling in SNHU’s online graduate history programs 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.
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 government agencies, while others work in museums, archives, historical societies, publishing houses, research organizations and consulting firms.*
Careers for historians include archaeologists, archivists, editors, educators, information managers, journalists, librarians, litigation support and paralegals, records managers, researchers, and historians for corporations and nonprofits.
The online history graduate programs advance the applications of history while strengthening research and writing skills. After completing the master's in history core programs, you'll choose five American history courses 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.