MA In History Online, Master's In History Liberty University
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

Studying past events, culture, innovations, and ideas help us to build on a foundation of wisdom. With Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in History degree, you can earn your degree from a university that recognizes the importance of understanding the world, past and present, while preparing you for your future. Through Liberty’s online master’s degree in history, you will be well-prepared for careers in various history-related fields. Our online master’s degree in history is designed to help you pursue your passion for the past. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master’s in History Degree?

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. In classroom settings, research environments, and one-on-one relationships, faculty members seek to mentor and disciple students.

Additionally, this history master’s degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without having to travel to take courses on campus. We know our students have a passion for history as a way of understanding our present and shaping our future. At Liberty, we will equip you with the knowledge you need to affect the world through a strong understanding of the past and future.

What Will You Learn in our Online Master’s in History Degree?

You will begin your online master’s in history degree by becoming familiar with the mechanics of studying history and learning how to conduct an oral history interview. Our foundational online history courses will introduce the methodological, historiographical, and theoretical approaches to the discipline of history. Understanding these approaches will help you better grasp historical events as you explore 16th-century Europe and the historical impact of the Protestant Reformation while highlighting the Christian cultural heritage of Europe.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the Master Arts in History

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form.**
    • These transcripts must show a minimum of 18 hours of UG history or related disciplines with a grade of C or higher
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Highlights of the Online Master’s in History Degree Program

  • By earning your master’s degree in history from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field of history.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight 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 in history in as little as 2 years.
  • Students will benefit from networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.
  • You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degree in professional writing or our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction History.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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

Potential Career Options with a Master’s Degree in History

Your career goals vary, and that is why our master’s in history degree is such a great fit. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be confident in any industry you choose.

  • Archivist
  • College or Secondary Educator
  • Government Worker
  • Museum Curator
  • Public Relations Worker
  • Researcher

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