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
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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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 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 institutionally 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.

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