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Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
242 USD/credit 7260 USD/year
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The first students at the school that would become known as Fort Hays State University couldn't have envisioned how a prairie dog town would be transferred into a sprawling campus 100 years later.  The History program is offered at Fort Hays State University.


In fact, the first building ever inhabited by the school wasn't even located on the present-day campus.

The infirmary at Fort Hays State University, a former army post that had been abandoned in 1889, was where 57 students paid a tuition fee of $5 for the first summer courses in 1902. The stone guardhouse down the path at what is now Historic Fort Hays served as the gymnasium.

The school's first leader, William S. Picken, actually was in favor of keeping the college on the site of Fort Hays. But a group of townspeople, spurred by real estate interests, wanted to move the college closer to the city of Hays.

And so the move began in 1904, but not before a prairie dog town had to be removed from the land where the college's first building on that site, Picken Hall, was under construction. 

Create your own place in History

Historians explore people and societies to see how and why they developed in the ways they did, and fearlessly drop their assumptions to interpret the causes and effects surrounding the cultures they study. Since they demonstrate extraordinary critical thinking skills and passionate inquiry, history majors are extremely attractive to future employers and find careers in a variety of fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Historiography
  • Orientation to History 
  • World Civilization to 1500 
  • Modern World Civilization 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Using Google Chrome, submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website:
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • Provide letters of recommendation. 
  • Provide any other documents required by specific departments, such as a personal statement or vita, background check release, writing sample, or digital art slides.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 242 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state) $341.29

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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