Online Master of Arts in History

ASU’s online master of arts degree in history offers dynamic content along with valuable skills. The degree deepens your knowledge of history while developing core skills applicable in a variety of settings. Students graduate from the program with an enhanced ability in finding and analyzing information, planning and organizing projects, and writing and speaking effectively.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

The program covers a range of historical and cultural periods taught by ASU’s award-winning faculty and is ideal for working professionals, K12 teachers, and life-long learners seeking to advance their skill set and knowledge base.

In addition to working as professional historians, people with advanced degrees in history often work in education, the military, law, journalism, museum and archival settings, and public service. They share a passion for history and commitment to a rigorous and thorough examination of our past as a way to understand our present and shape our future.

Featured courses

The MA in History requires 30 credit hours, and is typically completed in 2 years.

HST 502 Public History Methodology (3)


HST 641 North American History (3)


HST 642 European History (3)


HST 643 Global History (3)


Required core

HST 640 Historical Methods (3)


Other

HST 591 Seminar (6)


Culminating experience

HST 593 Applied Project (3)


Culminating experience

HST 597 Capstone (3)


Related careers

Graduates with an MA in History will develop advanced historical thinking skills, as well as skills employers consistently identify as highly valuable, including effective oral and written communication and critical thinking and problem solving. Opportunities for historians include, but are not limited to, careers in the following fields:

Education

Museums, archives, and historical societies

Federal and state agencies

National Parks

Consulting firms

Editing and publishing

Nonprofit organizations

Law

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

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The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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