2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in History

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Offering tuition rates under $13,000 per year, the 25 schools below represent the most affordable options for online master's in history programs. Ranked first is Eastern Illinois University's Master of Arts in History. Tuition for EIU's master's program is only $3,212 per year, and available classes include Historical Interpretation, Historical Publishing, and History of American Violence. The second most affordable option is offered by Fort Hays State University for a yearly cost of $4,210.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in history degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Eastern Illinois University Annual Tuition $3,212
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $4,210
#3 #3 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $4,275
#4 #4 Adams State University Annual Tuition $4,905
#5 #5 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300
#6 #6 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $7,402
#7 #7 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $7,500
#8 #8 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,650
#9 #9 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $8,280
#10 #10 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $8,316
#11 #11 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,550
#12 #12 University of Massachusetts-Boston Annual Tuition $8,625
#13 #13 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $8,712
#14 #14 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $8,775
#15 #15 Troy University Annual Tuition $8,892
#16 #16 Northeastern State University Annual Tuition $9,031
#17 #17 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $9,036
#18 #18 National University Annual Tuition $9,568
#19 #19 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $10,140
#20 #20 Liberty University Annual Tuition $10,170
#21 #21 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $11,054
#22 #22 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $11,534
#23 #23 Pittsburg State University Annual Tuition $12,015
#24 #24 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Annual Tuition $12,255
#25 #25 Norwich University Annual Tuition $12,672
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,212
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,458
  • Example Classes:
    American Architecture; Contemporary America; Doing Media History; Historical Interpretation; Historical Publishing; History of American Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $4,210
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,613
  • Example Classes:
    African Civilization; American Military History; Approaches to World History; Constitutional History of the United States; Historical Methods; Historiography
  • Annual Tuition: $4,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,222
  • Example Classes:
    American History Readings Seminar; Colonial America; Historiography and Historical Method; The American Revolution; The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era; Women's History Primary Source Seminar

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,356
  • Example Classes:
    American Indian History; American West; Religion in United States History; U.S. Presidency; U.S. Sports History; Women and Politics in 20th Century America
  • Annual Tuition: $7,402
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,575
  • Example Classes:
    Colonial America; Early Medieval Europe; High and Late Medieval Europe; Recent America, 1876-1933; Revolutionary America; World Historiography

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,260
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Civil War Military History; Historian's Craft; Historiography; History of Warfare; State and Local Government

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,217
  • Example Classes:
    American Industrialism and Reform, 1887-1914; Hispanic American History to 1815; Historical Method; Historiography; Material Culture and Historical Interpretation; Renaissance and Reformation

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Civil War Era; Comparative Colonialism; Early American History; Genealogy; Global Cold War; History in the Wild
  • Annual Tuition: $8,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,319
  • Example Classes:
    Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial Africa; Historical Criticism and Historiography; History of the Caribbean; History of the South; U.S. Media History

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,289
  • 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: $8,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,000
  • 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: $8,712
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,185
  • Example Classes:
    Archival Management; Constitutional History; Professional Development For Historians; Readings in World History; U.S. Historiography Through Reconstruction
  • Annual Tuition: $8,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 306
  • Example Classes:
    American South; Historical/Cultural Study Tour; Historiography; Military History; Modern Europe 1848-1945; Religion in America
  • Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,711
  • Example Classes:
    American Historiography; European Historiography; Historiography of Environmental History of the U.S; Historiography of Infectious Disease and History; Historiography of The Cold War; Research and Methodology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,031
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,184
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,036
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,732
  • Example Classes:
    Age of Alexander the Great; British Empire; Comparative Colonialism: Asia and Africa; Digital History; North American Frontiers 1500-1850; Renaissance and Reformation

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,568
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    History and Applied Media; Seminar in Comparative History; Seminar in History and Theory; Seminar in Latin America; Seminar in Modern Europe I; Seminar in World History

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,391
  • Example Classes:
    Current Problems in History; European Traditions Since 1650; Recent European History; Seminar in Latin American History; Seminar in Medieval History; Seminar-The American Civil War

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 28,706
  • Example Classes:
    American Economic History; Civil War & Reconstruction; Historical Methodology; Historical Methods and Interpretations; History of American Political Parties Since 1896; History of Slavery and Servitude in the Western World
  • Annual Tuition: $11,054
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 936
  • Example Classes:
    Ancient Civilizations; Border Issues in US/Mexico Relations; History and Politics of the Vietnam War; North American Relations in Perspective; The Drug Wars; World Politics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,534
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,079
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Administration; Historiography and Methodology; Public History; Seminar in U.S. History to 1877; Seminar in World History Since 1815; U.S. History Through Film

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,198
  • 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: $12,255
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,826
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Archaeology; Historiography and Methodology; Modernization and Revolution in the Non-Western World; Problems in History; U.S. Seminar
  • Annual Tuition: $12,672
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,067
  • 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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