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 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


In a professional world where the challenges change rapidly, employers value well-rounded individuals who can think for themselves, adapt to new demands, recognize new opportunities, and chart their own paths into unfamiliar territory. Those are the skills you’ll gain upon earning your master’s degree in history online from Oregon State.

This program is a great fit for high school social studies and history teachers who want to develop their professional and academic skills, and those who want to explore the possibility of furthering their graduate studies. You’ll also be able to directly apply what you learn as a master's student in museum work, teaching, journalism, publishing, public history, historic preservation, archives or libraries.

Job market outlook

Make a well-informed decision on which degree to pursue online by using the following live job market information from public and private data sources.

Double-digit job growth expected regionally and locally

According to labor market data from Burning Glass Technologies, history-related jobs over the next 10 years are expected to grow by 15.9% at the regional level in the Western U.S., and 13.3% throughout Oregon.

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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