2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in History

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Fourteen schools offer online master's degrees in history for tuition under $21,000 annually. In fact, the average tuition for schools on this list is $11,000 and the least expensive option, Louisiana Tech University, offers a Master of Arts in History for only $4,269 per year. Norwich University, ranked #13, offers a variety of degree options, including a Master of Arts in History with tracks in American history and world history and a Master of Arts in Military History.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online history bachelor's degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $4,269
#2 #2 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $7,146
#3 #3 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,965
#4 #4 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,455
#5 #5 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $8,483
#6 #6 University of Massachusetts-Boston Annual Tuition $8,550
#7 #7 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $8,622
#8 #8 Northeastern State University Annual Tuition $9,486
#9 #9 Pittsburg State University Annual Tuition $11,145
#10 #10 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,222
#11 #11 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $12,942
#12 #12 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $13,591
#13 #13 Norwich University Annual Tuition $16,896
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    African-American History; Current Problems in History; European Traditions Since 1650; History of Science; Women in History

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,146
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial Africa; Discovery and Preservation of Local, State, and National History; Historical Criticism and Historiography; History of the Caribbean

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    American Industrialism & Reform,1887-1914; Hispanic American History to 1815; Historical Method; Historiography; Material Culture & Historical Interpretation; Renaissance & Reformation

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Church History; Environmental History; History of Science and Technology; History of Warfare; Social and Intellectual History; U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary History

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,483
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Archival Management; Constitutional History; Professional Development For Historians; Readings in World History; U.S. Historiography Through Reconstruction
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Greek and Roman Historians; Socialism: The International History of a Revolutionary Idea; The Science, Diplomacy, and Politics of the Atomic Bomb; Themes in American Indian History; Topics in American History; Women's Health and Healing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,622
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    American Civil War; American Exploration & Expansion; Civil Rights Movement; Holocaust; Sports History; War, Memory and Film

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,486
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    American Colonial Period; American Social History; Global History since the Second World War; Recent American History; Union and Democracy: U.S. 1783-1845

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Research and Historiography; History of South Asia; History of U.S. Presidents; Readings in American History; Readings in World History

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,222
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    A Cultural History of Alcohol; American Women's History; Cultural Diversity in American History; Gilded Age America; Historiography; United States Since 1945

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,942
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Applications I; Elements Of Scholarship

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,591
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Colonial America; Early Medieval Europe; High and Late Medieval Europe; Recent African-American History; Recent America, 1876-1933; Revolutionary America

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,896
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    19th Century America; 20th Century America; American Colonial, Revolutionary and Early National History; Hunter-Gatherer and Agrarian Eras to 1500; World History from 1800 to 1991
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