12 months
808 USD/credit 24240 USD/year
808 USD/credit 24240 USD/year
549 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
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The master of arts in History at Murray State University provides excellent preparation for doctoral work in history, for law school, or for other professional and graduate education. 


The History M.A. at Murray State University is also excellent preparation for careers in government, public and private agencies concerned with history, and any career requiring research, analytical and writing skills. 


  • It also enables teachers to meet Rank II certification in Kentucky public schools.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Development of Historical Thinking
  • Readings in Global History
  • Graduate Professional Engagement 
  • Readings in United States History
  • United States History to 1865 
  • United States History since 1865

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate major or minor in history.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in history courses.
  • 3-5 page (minimum) sample of historical writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation that address a candidate's ability to do graduate work in history.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 808 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 808 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 549 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Murray

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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