M.A. On Campus

Public History

Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit
610 USD/credit
242 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Because they can demonstrate extraordinary critical thinking skills and passionate inquiry, history majors are often extremely attractive to future employers and find careers in a variety of fields. Fort Hays State University offers a master degree in Public History. 


Historians explore people and societies and try to see how and why they developed in the ways they have. Historians fearlessly drop their assumptions to interpret the causes and effects surrounding the people and cultures they study. 


What can you do with a degree in history? Almost anything-the creative thinking, research and communication skills you gain with a history degree prepare you for a wide variety of career options.

Fort Hays State University Public History graduates have gone on to teach, write, practice medicine and law, and have entered a variety of for-profit and non-profit positions. Here's a closer look at some of the occupations you might pursue with a history degree. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Public History
  • Topics in Public History
  • Historiography
  • Seminar in History
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

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

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

    242 USD/credit
    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.


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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Updated over a year ago

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