Online Master of Arts in History
As part of its flagship history program, the University offers its Master of Arts in History online degree. This popular graduate history degree takes students on an academic journey exploring the key historic events, people, and cultures that fundamentally shaped the world today. Through research, discussion, and analysis, students also attain a knowledgeable perspective of how future societies and nations might progress. History graduate students are offered the flexibility of choosing from some of the most favored eras including American, Ancient and Classical, European, Global, and Public History.
The University’s faculty is comprised of scholar-practitioners. Many are authors and historians actively researching and unlocking new perspectives. Students also engage with a dynamic group of peers who are devoted to expanding their breadth of historical knowledge and to developing accurate interpretations. The pursuit and completion of the Master of Arts in History attracts professional educators, historians, and enthusiasts alike. The degree is also helpful in developing professional skills that include quality writing and communications, research and analysis, and the ability to present compelling arguments. The University also provides students with access to an outstanding online research library housing special academic texts and materials.
- American History
- Ancient and Classical History
- European History
- Global History
- Public History
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- Graduate Certificate in American History
- Graduate Certificate in American Revolution Studies
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- Graduate Certificate in Civil War Studies
- Graduate Certificate in European History
- Graduate Certificate in World War II Studies
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2012-2013 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||2 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||13%|
|Tuition & Fees as of September 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2012-2013 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3|
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies5||$1,090.95|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 89% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 If a comprehensive exam is required to complete your program of study there will be an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the cost of exam supplies and materials.
5 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
6 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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