Master of Arts in History

Study the past to educate the future.

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Advance your understanding of history and the historical method.

History is one of the oldest and most well-respected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Pursue your history studies to a higher level and develop your historical knowledge. Plus, you'll advance your ability to write and research.

You can use this program to develop your career as a middle school or high school teacher. Or, use this as the next step towards continuing your education at the PhD level. 

The MA in history equips you with the skills you need to pursue a variety of career options. These include:

  • Teaching

  • Public history

  • Educational leadership

Or, prepare for careers that need clear communications and research skills, such as:

  • Journalism
  • Administration
  • Government

Earn the MA in history 100% online

Complete the MA program 100% online. Take all your coursework asynchronously.

Tracks of Study for the MA in History

United States History

World History

U.S. and World History

Thesis Option

A thesis is not required to earn the MA in history degree. But it is an option. Do you plan to pursue a PhD? The Thesis Option will help you prepare for PhD work. You must prove an ability to complete a research topic.

If you're interested in the thesis option, contact the department before you apply. Note: you don't need to declare that you intend to complete a thesis before you apply. However, it is a good idea to ensure you can secure relevant faculty supervision before you apply.

Earn a degree within your financial reach. 
Save time and money by eliminating the need to travel to campus. 

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Advance your skills with this accredited, flexible degree program. 
Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. Full-time faculty develop and teach the same curriculum online as taught on-campus.  

The Master of Arts in History is part of Missouri State's History Department

Find out more about application and program admission requirements

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