2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in History

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable History Masters Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

With annual tuitions under $12,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in history programs. In first place, Eastern Illinois University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $3,371. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $4,316 for its Master of Arts in History. Classes for this program include Constitutional History of the United States, Historiography, History of World Technology, Renaissance and Reformation, and The American Civil Rights Movement.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Eastern Illinois University $3,371
# 2 #2 Fort Hays State University $4,316
# 3 #3 Fitchburg State University $4,380
# 4 #4 Northeastern State University $4,518
# 5 #5 Missouri State University $5,310
# 6 #6 Pittsburg State University $5,850
# 8 #8 University of North Alabama $5,950
# 9 #9 American Public University System $6,300
# 10 #10 Holy Apostles $6,480
# 12 #12 University of Louisiana-Monroe $7,500
# 13 #13 Louisiana Tech University $7,704
# 14 #14 Sam Houston State University $7,769
# 15 #15 Jackson State University $8,316
# 16 #16 University of Massachusetts-Boston $8,625
# 17 #17 University of Nebraska at Kearney $8,892
# 18 #18 Southwestern Assemblies of God University $8,925
# 19 #19 Wayland Baptist University $9,272
# 20 #20 Western New Mexico University $10,334
# 21 #21 Arizona State University $10,640
# 22 #22 Goucher College $10,982
# 23 #23 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,286
# 24 #24 University of Memphis $11,849
# 25 #25 Jacksonville State University $12,000
#1
#1

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston (IL)
Annual Tuition: $3,371
Annual Tuition: $3,371
Annual Tuition: $3,371
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History - Online Option for Teachers
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,316
Annual Tuition: $4,316
Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Public History (Non-Thesis)
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,380
Annual Tuition: $4,380
Annual Tuition: $4,380
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 385
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,402
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $4,518
Annual Tuition: $4,518
Annual Tuition: $4,518
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 896 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,241
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 412
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in American Studies - American History
#5
#5

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $5,310
Annual Tuition: $5,310
Annual Tuition: $5,310
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,048
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History - American studies
  • Master of Arts in History - Global Area Studies
  • Master of Arts in History - U.S. and the World
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $5,850
Annual Tuition: $5,850
Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 916 -1185
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 170
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 850
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
  • MA in History (Applied Research)
  • MA in History (Coursework)
  • MA in History (Thesis)
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 700
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,331
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in American History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in Ancient and Classical History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in European History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in Global History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in Public History
#10
#10

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 156
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 344
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy - History of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Church History
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 899
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 939
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $7,704
Annual Tuition: $7,704
Annual Tuition: $7,704
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1065 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 157
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 301
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $7,769
Annual Tuition: $7,769
Annual Tuition: $7,769
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,120
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,562
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $8,316
Annual Tuition: $8,316
Annual Tuition: $8,316
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 883 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 773
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 647
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Project Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $8,625
Annual Tuition: $8,625
Annual Tuition: $8,625
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 529
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 915
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1168
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,643
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History - Concentration in Public History
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 918 -1103
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 739
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 338
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History - Education
  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis)
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - History
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $9,272
Annual Tuition: $9,272
Annual Tuition: $9,272
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 670
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $10,334
Annual Tuition: $10,334
Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 625
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - History
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - History
#21
#21

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $10,640
Annual Tuition: $10,640
Annual Tuition: $10,640
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
  • Master of Arts in World War II Studies
  • Master of Liberal Studies
#22
#22

Goucher College

Baltimore (MD)
Annual Tuition: $10,982
Annual Tuition: $10,982
Annual Tuition: $10,982
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 346
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Historic Preservation
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
  • MA in History - American History
  • MA in History - Military History
  • MA in History - Public History
#24
#24

University of Memphis

Memphis (TN)
Annual Tuition: $11,849
Annual Tuition: $11,849
Annual Tuition: $11,849
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
#25
#25

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville (AL)
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 979
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 935
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Science in Education - History (6-12)

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