Master Of Arts In History
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Residential Format
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of Your Total Degree
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Prepare for Your Future by Studying the Past with a Master of Arts in History

Do you have a passion for history and studying the lives and accomplishments of great leaders in the formation of the world we have today? A Master of Arts in History will prepare you for history-related vocations through the study of historical facts, scholarly arguments, military campaigns, and more. In addition to studying historical events, you will also learn leadership lessons from some of the most important historical figures of the past and present.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in History will prepare you in many ways for jobs beyond the history field. As a historian, you will gain plenty of experience reading, writing, and researching, which are key skills for private and public sector careers. You will also have the choice to study either American history or European history. You will finish this degree with a better understanding of history and history-related vocations or further collegiate studies.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in History Degree?

Liberty University is situated in Central Virginia, providing access to numerous historical sites within just a four-hour radius of campus. Take day trips to see the Natural Bridge, the city of Lexington, Va, the National D-Day Memorial, Appomattox, and more. You can also spend a weekend in Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown or Washington D.C.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Arts in History Degree?

To be a great historian, you will need to learn the mechanics of studying history. Writing proper footnotes and conducting an oral history interview are two of the first skills you will learn. You will also study cultural assumptions and methodological limitations that may have affected historians in the past. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of how to explore Christian perspectives on history and develop a Christian and biblical approach to researching, writing, and teaching history.

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Featured Courses

HIST 501: Historical Methods and Interpretation

HIUS 530: American Christian Heritage

HIEU 555: Modern European Military History

HIUS 552: Recent America (Since 1945)

Degree Information
Career Opportunities
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Arts in History Degree

  • Mead’s Tavern, built in 1763, and now owned by Liberty, serves as an onsite laboratory for hands-on training in history, archaeology and more!
  • Enjoy studying in an area that is rich in history. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest are nearby, and we are close enough to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Washington D.C. for a historical weekend getaway!
  • Our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta provides a variety of professional development opportunities. It is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in the study of history.
  • Our Phi Alpha Theta club won “Chapter of the Year” twice in the past eight years.
  • A master’s degree in history can be used for more than just pursuing a career as a historian. With the research and writing skills you gain, you can also find many opportunities as an intelligence officer, newspaper editor, FBI agent, research assistant, political scientist, lobbyist and many other areas that value the written word and the ability to present a logical assertion backed up by facts.

Master of Arts in History Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Arts in History Graduates

  • Archivist
  • College or secondary teacher
  • Editor
  • Government worker
  • Museum curator
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations worker
  • Publisher
  • Researcher

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. A 2.5 to 2.99 GPA may grant admission on caution
  • Prerequisites (must be taken prior to admission): minimum of 18 undergraduate credit hours in history or related discipline (lower- or upper-level hours)