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 here, and the cost per credit, which is $306.50, and found here">$3,371. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of here, and the cost per credit, which is $287.75, and found here">$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 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
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

">HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 581-5000
  • 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
    #2
    #2
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 43%
    • Acceptance Rate: 89%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000
  • 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)
    #3
    #3
    Annual Tuition: $4,380
    Annual Tuition: $4,380
    Annual Tuition: $4,380
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NECHE
  • Phone #: (978) 345-2151
  • 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
    #4
    #4
    Annual Tuition: $4,518
    Annual Tuition: $4,518
    Annual Tuition: $4,518
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (918) 456-5511
  • 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
    #5
    #5

    Missouri State University

    Springfield (MO)
    Annual Tuition: $5,310
    Annual Tuition: $5,310
    Annual Tuition: $5,310
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000
  • 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
    #6
    #6
    Annual Tuition: $5,850
    Annual Tuition: $5,850
    Annual Tuition: $5,850
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 52%
    • Acceptance Rate: 87%
    • Average SATs: 916 -1185
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 170
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 850
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 231-7000
  • 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)
    #8
    #8
    Annual Tuition: $5,950
    Annual Tuition: $5,950
    Annual Tuition: $5,950
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 765-4100
  • 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)
    #9
    #9
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    • Online Degrees: 12
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 40%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
    • School Type: For-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268
  • 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 - 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
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 156
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 344
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 632-3010
  • 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
    #12
    #12
    Annual Tuition: $7,500
    Annual Tuition: $7,500
    Annual Tuition: $7,500
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
    • Graduation Rate: 47%
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 899
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 939
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (318) 342-1000
  • 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
    #13
    #13
    Annual Tuition: $7,704
    Annual Tuition: $7,704
    Annual Tuition: $7,704
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
    • Graduation Rate: 60%
    • Acceptance Rate: 65%
    • Average SATs: 1065 -1260
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 157
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 301
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (318) 257-2000
  • 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
    #14
    #14
    Annual Tuition: $7,769
    Annual Tuition: $7,769
    Annual Tuition: $7,769
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (936) 294-1111
  • 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
    #15
    #15
    Annual Tuition: $8,316
    Annual Tuition: $8,316
    Annual Tuition: $8,316
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
    • Graduation Rate: 38%
    • Acceptance Rate: 72%
    • Average SATs: 883 -1080
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 773
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 647
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 979-2121
  • 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)
    #16
    #16
    Annual Tuition: $8,625
    Annual Tuition: $8,625
    Annual Tuition: $8,625
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: 49%
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 529
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 915
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NECHE
  • Phone #: (617) 287-5000
  • 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

    • MA in History
    #17
    #17
    Annual Tuition: $8,892
    Annual Tuition: $8,892
    Annual Tuition: $8,892
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 865-8441
  • 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)
    #18
    #18
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
    • Graduation Rate: 45%
    • Acceptance Rate: 28%
    • Average SATs: 918 -1103
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 739
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 338
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 937-7248
  • 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
    #19
    #19
    Annual Tuition: $9,272
    Annual Tuition: $9,272
    Annual Tuition: $9,272
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 23%
    • Acceptance Rate: 99%
    • Average SATs: 880 -1060
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 670
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (806) 291-1000
  • 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

    • MA in History
    #20
    #20
    Annual Tuition: $10,334
    Annual Tuition: $10,334
    Annual Tuition: $10,334
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 34%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 625
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (505) 538-6336
  • 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 - History
    #21
    #21

    Arizona State University

    Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
    Annual Tuition: $10,640
    Annual Tuition: $10,640
    Annual Tuition: $10,640
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC

    Example Classes: Civil War Era, Comparative Colonialism, Early American History, Genealogy, Global Cold War, The Sixties

    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
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 66%
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%
    • Average SATs: 1030 -1260
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 346
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE
  • Phone #: (410) 337-6000
  • 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
    #23
    #23
    Annual Tuition: $11,286
    Annual Tuition: $11,286
    Annual Tuition: $11,286
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
    • Graduation Rate: 44%
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211
  • 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
    #24
    #24

    University of Memphis

    Memphis (TN)
    Annual Tuition: $11,849
    Annual Tuition: $11,849
    Annual Tuition: $11,849
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • 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: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (901) 678-2000
  • 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
    #25
    #25

    Jacksonville State University

    Jacksonville (AL)
    Annual Tuition: $12,000
    Annual Tuition: $12,000
    Annual Tuition: $12,000
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 41%
    • Acceptance Rate: 54%
    • Average SATs: 930 -1160
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 979
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 935
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 782-5781
  • 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)

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