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Honor the Past with Our Online Master’s in History Degree

Understanding history is vital to understanding the world today. By earning your Master of Arts in History degree from Liberty University you will discover the past as you shape your future. Our 100% online MA in History program will prepare you for professional, historical research, and advisor roles both within academia and in the public sphere.

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty combines academic excellence with a biblical worldview. Our master’s of history degree will show you how your faith can be integrated with historical research, giving you insights that only a Christian worldview can give. A history master’s degree from Liberty University not only provides you with the tools you need to further your career but to be a Champion for Christ as well.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Master’s in History?

  • Methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of history
  • The Christian cultural heritage of America
  • How to conduct an oral history interview

In our Master of Arts in History program, you will examine the mechanics of historical research and theory to gain an understanding of the major historical events that shaped the present. You can choose online history classes that are tailored to your particular interests and career goals, making your history master’s degree more marketable.

At Liberty University, our online professors facilitate an engaging online learning community and take a personal interest in your success. As professionals with real-world experience, our professors will impart practical wisdom and firsthand experiences to help you understand key concepts. You may also be interested in exploring our Master of Arts in Public History or our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in History.

Potential Career Options for Online History Degree Graduates

  • Adjunct history professor
  • Author
  • Historian
  • History instructor
  • Museum director
  • Researcher

Highlights of Liberty University’s Master’s Program in History

    As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

    Here’s what sets us apart:

    • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Arts in History degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
    • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
    • You can complete our master’s degree in history program in under 2 years.

    Military Benefits for Online History Master’s Degree Students

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
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    Credit Hours

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    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

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    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jun 24, 2024

    Accreditation

    Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

    “In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

    FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

     

    Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our Jerry Falwell Library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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    Graduate with your peers

    Be inspired by world-renowned
    speakers at Convocation

    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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