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History with an Emphasis in Education

12 months
557 USD/credit 18938 USD/year
557 USD/credit 18938 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in History with an Emphasis in Education degree program is an innovative blend of history content and pedagogical knowledge. Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers this master’s degree in history education for aspiring history teachers who wish to work with students at the undergraduate level. 


Key facts

The History with an Emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University can be an ideal choice for individuals who are passionate about history and feel drawn to a teaching position. Students explore major historical events, themes and movements through the lens of cultural, military, economic and political perspectives.


Throughout your coursework for this MA, you’ll be challenged to think critically about the past. You will develop a keen understanding of major historical narratives, arguments and interpretations, and you’ll examine best practices in pedagogical approaches. 

This degree emphasizes respectful collaboration with peers. It’s expected that candidates will develop a deep and meaningful awareness of and appreciation for diversity in all aspects of life.

This master’s degree in history education prepares graduates to fulfill the graduate course requirements that are necessary to pursue opportunities in teaching at the postsecondary level. Graduates may choose to further enhance their teaching qualifications by pursuing advanced studies at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts 
  • Concepts in Understanding World History 
  • Concepts in Understanding U.S. History 
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education 
  • Applied Studies in History Graduate Education 
  • Studies in the American West

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH



Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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