2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in History

History-Most Affordable Online Colleges-2019-Badge

Students looking for the most inexpensive online master's degrees in history can benefit from this list. All 25 colleges and universities have tuition rates of less than $15,000 per year. Distance learners can obtain either a Master of Arts in History or a Master of Arts in Public History for the very low cost of only $4,316 per year at #1-ranked Fort Hays State University. Troy University is ranked in spot 25, with a tuition rate of only $14,820 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in history degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

Find an Online Degree:
All tuition numbers were manually collected and verified
Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $4,316
#2 #2 American College of Education Annual Tuition $5,327
#3 #3 Adams State University Annual Tuition $5,400
#4 #4 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $5,525
#5 #5 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $5,542
#6 #6 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300
#7 #7 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $7,402
#8 #8 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $7,500
#9 #9 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $7,875
#10 #10 University of Massachusetts-Boston Annual Tuition $8,050
#11 #11 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $8,430
#12 #12 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $8,775
#13 #13 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,835
#14 #14 Northeastern State University Annual Tuition $9,031
#15 #15 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $9,306
#16 #16 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $10,251
#17 #17 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $10,334
#18 #18 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $11,123
#19 #19 SUNY Maritime College Annual Tuition $11,655
#20 #20 Pittsburg State University Annual Tuition $11,835
#21 #21 Gratz College Annual Tuition $12,564
#22 #22 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,726
#23 #23 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $13,464
#24 #24 Liberty University Annual Tuition $13,560
#25 #25 Troy University Annual Tuition $14,820
Find an Online Degree:
  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $5,327
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,844
  • Example Classes:
    A New Nation - Early American History; Ancient Roads - Historical Exploration and Expansion; Revolution - Revolutionary Change in the Historical Record; The Americans - History of Western Influence; The Legacies of History - Special Topics in U.S. - World Historical Research
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $5,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $5,542
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,079
  • Example Classes:
    American Colonial History; Black Americans since 1877; Historical Administration; Historiography and Methodology; History of American Architecture; History of Women in the United States

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $8,050
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $8,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Civil War Era; Comparative Colonialism; Early American History; Genealogy; Global Cold War; History in the Wild

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • 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: $8,835
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $9,031
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $9,306
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $10,251
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,118
  • Example Classes:
    Greek Experience; History Childhood/America; History Women in America; Studies Global History; Studies US After 1877; Studies US History To 1877

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $11,123
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $11,655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 197
  • Example Classes:
    American Commercial Maritime History: 1500 to Present; Maritime Piracy and Predation; Music of the Sea; The History of American Sea Power; The History of World Sea Power
  • Annual Tuition: $11,835
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $12,564
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 197
  • Example Classes:
    America’s Response to the Holocaust; Anne Frank: A History; Before Hitler: East European Jewish Civilization; Comparative Genocide; The Holocaust and European Mass Murder; The Native American Genocides
  • Annual Tuition: $12,726
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,676
  • Example Classes:
    A Cultural History of Alcohol; American Women's History; Cultural Diversity in American History; Gilded Age America; Historiography; United States Since 1945

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $13,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 296
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Applications I; Elements Of Scholarship

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $14,820
  • 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
100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.