12 months
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
420 USD/credit 12600 USD/year
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The History program from Salisbury University enables students to undertake advanced coursework in many areas of U.S. and world history, and is especially strong in the study of the Chesapeake Bay region, with rare archival materials housed on campus.


What Can I Do With A Master's in History?

A History program from Salisbury University affords special expertise for a wide range of occupations, including law, business, public service, communications and research. Our alumni have advanced their careers in the following professions:

  • Archaeology
  • Policy analysis
  • Naval intelligence
  • Clergy
  • State and local archives
  • Historic preservation
  • Museums
  • Foundation administration

Why Choose a Master of Arts in History?

With its emphasis on research, reading and writing, the M.A. in history program at SU not only prepares its students to succeed in challenging academic and professional environments, but also promises to foster in them a lifelong love of learning and appreciation for the complexity of the human condition.

There are many advantages to continuing your studies at SU, where you will find:

  • Diverse and world-class faculty. Graduate seminars are taught by engaging faculty who are devoted teachers and leading scholars in their fields. Our faculty helps students acquire the skills and theoretical foundations for conducting professional historical research. Small classes also afford individualized attention and faculty support.
  • A flexible curriculum. Our program welcomes both part- and full-time students. Independent study and the thesis option enable students to tailor their curricula to accommodate more specialized interests. Evening offerings give teachers and other nontraditional students an invaluable opportunity for ongoing education and career development.
  • Research opportunities. We offer a practical, hands-on approach to historical research in conjunction with SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. An important resource for the study of the Chesapeake Bay region, the Nabb Center provides training for those aspiring to work in professional archives. Our students can pursue research in rare manuscripts, printed and microfilm materials as well as archaeological artifacts, dating from the 17th century onward.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • 19th Century America 
  • European History 
  • Maryland History 
  • 20th Century America 
  • Chesapeake and Middle Atlantic History 
  • American Diplomacy 
  • Early Delmarva 
  • Ancient History 
  • Asian History 
  • African

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate studies in history, an example of the applicant’s scholarly writing, along with the departmental application for admission to the graduate program in history, to the History Department, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Completion of the equivalent of an undergraduate major in history with at least 15 semester hours in history at the junior-senior level or above, including a course in research and writing, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all history courses. 
  • A student who has completed a bachelor’s degree in a major other than history should contact the history graduate program director for additional information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.

Non-Residents (Regional Hagerstown) $505

Living costs for Salisbury

1300 - 2201 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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