M.A. On Campus


Salem State University

12 months
10378 USD/year
10378 USD/year
8758 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The master of arts in History at Salem State University provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of historical fields and methodologies. After fulfilling the requirements in the major geographical areas of historical study, students may concentrate in more specific regional and chronological fields. 


Salem State University, founded in 1854, is the largest of Massachusetts’ nine state universities. Located along historic Salem and Marblehead harbors in the North Shore region of the state, the campus consists of sixty-two acres and twenty buildings on four sites within a one-mile radius: North Campus, Central Campus, South Campus, and the O’Keefe Athletic Center. The campus is approximately one mile from the center of the city and its important attractions and resources, including the Peabody Essex Museum, the sites associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne and other New England writers, as well as historic period houses. The university is within easy access of Boston, only eighteen miles away.

The Master of Arts – History program provides graduate candidates with the opportunity to explore a wide range of historical fields and methodologies. For those seeking intellectual enrichment, the program may culminate in a terminal MA degree. It is especially useful for secondary school teachers who wish to earn a degree that will enhance their subject knowledge while refining historical and research skills, or for museum professionals and those who seek a career in museums. For candidates who intend to continue on for advanced studies or even a doctoral degree, the MA in history program provides a firm foundation. All graduate candidates are encouraged to develop concentrations in historical areas of interest as a part of their course of study.

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African, Asian or Latin American History
  • U.S. History
  • European History
  • Public History

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation
  • Three references
  • English Proficiency, if applicable for international applicants
  • Statement of purpose
  • MA History does not require the GRE or MAT

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8758 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Salem

1100 - 1500 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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