12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The History MA program from Arizona State University delves deep into a range of time periods and geographic locations in both on-ground and online environments.


In addition to acquiring historical knowledge of the world we live in, students will graduate the History MA program from Arizona State University with communication and analytical skills that lead to numerous employment opportunities in politics, non-profit and academia. SHPRS is also one of the leaders in the field of public history, which takes history outside of the walls of the classroom and prepares students for careers in historic preservation, museums, historical societies, archives and government agencies. 

With more than 40 faculty members, the award-winning history faculty offers diverse programs and an intellectual community that challenges and inspires scholars. Students will work with distinguished faculty to research and interpret history and prepare for a future doing work that affects the world. 

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts program in history provides students the fundamental training needed for careers in research, teaching, public history, government service and a host of other positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Program graduates serve as first-rate historians, highly qualified teachers at the elementary, secondary levels, community colleges, researchers and consultants, archivists, Foreign Service officers, management professionals, community organizers and public servants.

Career examples include:

  • archivist
  • business executive
  • college instructor
  • diplomat
  • editorial and publishing professional
  • K-12 school teacher
  • museum director and staff
  • nonprofit director
  • research professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Methods
  • North American Core
  • European Core
  • Global/Comparative Core
  • Public History Methodology
  • Global/Comparative History Core

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in an applicable master's degree program. The most competitive applicants have a GPA of 3.30 or higher.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • writing sample
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Online Arizona resident: $12,888/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $14,200/year

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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