Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start term

M.A./M.S. in History – Online

Advance our understanding of the past while shaping the future

Empower yourself — as a working professional, a member of your community and a citizen of the world — to help address major societal challenges and enrich public discourse by earning your M.A. or M.S. in History online with Oregon State University.

This cohort-based program will not only provide the knowledge and communication skills needed to engage in broad public debate, but it will also prepare you for various career paths through evidence-based analysis, critical empathy and an appreciation of the many perspectives and complexities in the world around us.

Offered online by Oregon State’s prestigious College of Liberal Arts, this is a terminal degree with a historical and humanities-based perspective that trains you to contend with and address local and global issues of racial and social injustice, violence and war.

Choose a course of study that matches your interests

Once you enroll in the history master’s program, you can select one of two specialization options.

  • Community history and civic engagement
  • Global perspectives on war, peace and empire

View the program’s curriculum page for more details on the degree options.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed and taught by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma and transcript as on-campus students.

Related stories

Oregon State University ranked #1 for Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a newly published ranking. College Choice put Oregon State atop its list of the 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges. OSU offers more...

Ecampus ranked #1 in U.S. for online liberal arts education

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a new ranking released last month. Oregon State's College of Liberal Arts offers 11 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s programs online...

Behind the scenes with Katherine Hubler, history instructor, OSU Ecampus coordinator

I enjoy working with a diverse array of students from different age groups, geographic locations and cultural backgrounds in my online classes," says OSU Ecampus History Instructor Katherine Hubler. "The fact that the student population is typically quite varied allows for interesting class assignments."...