2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in History

2020 Most Affordable History Masters Degrees Badge

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.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $3,371
# 2 #2 $4,316
# 3 #3 $4,380
# 4 #4 $4,518
# 5 #5 $5,310
# 6 #6 $5,850
# 7 #7 $5,925
# 8 #8 $5,950
# 9 #9 $6,300
# 10 #10 $6,480
# 11 #11 $7,193
# 12 #12 $7,500
# 13 #13 $7,704
# 14 #14 $7,769
# 15 #15 $8,316
# 16 #16 $8,625
# 17 #17 $8,892
# 18 #18 $8,925
# 19 #19 $9,272
# 20 #20 $10,334
# 21 #21 $10,640
# 22 #22 $10,982
# 23 #23 $11,286
# 24 #24 $11,849
# 25 #25 $12,000
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,371
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,514
  • Example Classes: American Architecture; Contemporary America; Doing Media History; Historical Interpretation; Historical Publishing; History of American Violence

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History - Online Option for Teachers
  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • Example Classes: Constitutional History of the United States; Historiography; History of World Technology; Religion, Heresy, Magic, and Myth; Renaissance and Reformation; The American Civil Rights Movement

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Public History (Non-Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $4,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,036
  • Example Classes: Amerindian History; Genocide in World History; Historiography; The Silk Roads; The Vietnam War: An International Perspective; World History

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History - Non-Thesis
  • Master of Arts in History - Thesis
  • Annual Tuition: $4,518
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,167
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in American Studies - American History
  • Annual Tuition: $5,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,559
  • 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

  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,223
  • 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

  • MA in History
  • MA in History (Applied Research)
  • MA in History (Coursework)
  • MA in History (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Humanities - U.S. History
  • Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,335
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Ancient and Classical History; Ancient Warfare; History and Popular Culture; History of Colonial America; History of Science; History of the Enlightenment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History - American History
  • Master of Arts in History - Ancient and Classical History
  • Master of Arts in History - European History
  • Master of Arts in History - Global History
  • Master of Arts in HIstory - Public History
  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 380
  • Example Classes: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Logic and Epistemology; Modern and Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophical Anthropology; Philosophy of Edith Stein; Philosophy of Nature & Metaphysics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy - History of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Church History
  • Annual Tuition: $7,193
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,227
  • Example Classes: Archival Management; Constitutional History; Professional Development For Historians; Readings in World History; U.S. Historiography Through Reconstruction

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History - Social Sciences Education
  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,503
  • Example Classes: Civil War Military History; Historiography; History of Warfare; The American Heritage; The Makers of Europe; Western Heritage

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Annual Tuition: $7,704
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,287
  • 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

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,769
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,715
  • Example Classes: Colonial America; Early Medieval Europe; High and Late Medieval Europe; Recent America, 1876-1933; Revolutionary America; World Historiography

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Annual Tuition: $8,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,919
  • 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

  • Master of Arts in History (Project Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,450
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,843
  • 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

  • Master of Arts in History - Public History (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History - Public History (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in History (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 410
  • Example Classes: American South; Historical/Cultural Study Tour; Historiography; Military History; Modern Europe 1848-1945; Religion in America

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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,272
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,148
  • Example Classes: Church History; Environmental History; History of Science and Technology; History of Warfare; Social and Intellectual History; U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary History
  • Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,003
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - History
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Specialization (History)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,361
  • Example Classes: Civil War Era; Comparative Colonialism; Early American History; Genealogy; Global Cold War; The Sixties

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
  • MA in World War II Studies
  • Master in Liberal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $10,982
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 742
  • Example Classes: American Architecture and Building; Historic Preservation for Sustainability and Resilience; Historic Property Documentation; Preservation Law

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Historic Preservation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Archival Management; Digitization of History; Historical Lenses and Scholarship; Introduction to Public History; Museum Collection Management; Public History Strategic Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in History
  • MA in History - American History
  • MA in History - Military History
  • MA in History - Public History
  • Annual Tuition: $11,849
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,225
  • 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

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,158
  • Example Classes: Age of Churchill; Black America; Napoleon and Europe; The 1920's and the Great Depression; The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1783 to 1850; Warfare in the Ancient World

Online Master's Degrees

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