Master of Arts in History Tracing the Footsteps of the Past


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Our world is complicated. And while some people don’t give much thought to how the complexity of our world came about, you do. You know that there is a story behind what we see, and you want to know what that story is.

Like you, we believe that studying past events, cultures, innovations, and ideas helps us to build on a foundation of wisdom. Pursue an online master’s in history with Liberty University and study these events so you can better understand what’s happening today and what’s coming tomorrow.

No matter what you hope to do with your Master of Arts in History, Liberty is here to help. Pursue your academic passions with Liberty University’s master’s program in history.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty, your success is our success. We are dedicated to providing you with the education you need to pursue your goals. With our flexible history curriculum, you can study what interests you most while also gaining expertise in core historiography as well as vital research skills.

When you choose Liberty, you’re choosing…

Our Professors
Our online master’s degree in history is taught by professors with real-world experience in professional and leadership settings. Our faculty members see teaching as a calling and are dedicated to student development. Learn from your professors and their years of experience as you step into a field they’re passionate about.

Biblical Integration
Liberty’s online history master’s degree is unique compared to other degrees. As a nonprofit Christian university, we offer history courses that are taught from a biblical perspective. You can gain an understanding of how the Christian heritage has shaped our current cultural context as well as how to study history through a biblical worldview.

And with Liberty, you can complete your Master of Arts in History 100% online. You shouldn’t have to give up time with your family, community, or at work to achieve your goals. Let us help you gain new knowledge and career-ready skills from the comfort of home!

We understand that students interested in a master’s in history have a wide range of career and academic goals. An online master’s degree in history can help open doors for many different kinds of opportunities, and the direction of one student may be very different from another.

For this reason, our online history master’s degree has been designed to be as diverse as our students, allowing you to pursue your own interests and make your goals a reality. Our flexible, online master’s in history program requires 9 credit hours of fundamental courses that can help give you the skills you need to succeed in the study of history.

Some of the major topics you will cover include:

  • Historiography, its theoretical and interpretive underpinnings, and how to document history responsibly as a historian
  • How to conduct historical research and study effectively using archival collections, digital resources, and oral history interviews
  • The development and effects of Christianity in America
  • Your choice of topics in areas like the American Revolution, the Civil War, the history of American political parties, and major events in world history

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.