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Complete Guide to an Online History Degree

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One of the 27 history programs listed here can provide you with a broad understanding of historical context and a career in many fields. These programs are available through 10 colleges and have tuition ranging from $4,020 to $44,463 a year. You can understand the career potential of these training programs by comparing career helpfulness ratings; school ratings range from 40 to 72 percent. These schools have an average overall recommendation rate of 69 percent.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $14,561 Associate $15,546 Bachelor's $15,515 Master's $15,527 Doctorate $13,489
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $56,620 Master's $72,177 Doctorate $89,828

History degree programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. In associate and bachelor's degrees, students learn how to analyze primary and secondary historical documents, construct arguments, and understand the present within a historical context. Upon completion of the bachelor's degree, individuals are prepared to apply to a variety of graduate programs or to enter careers in businesses, museums, archives, and government. Master's and doctoral programs focus more on historical research. Students choose a focus area and complete a research project in that subject. Doctoral students are expected to publish in academic journals. Master's graduates can enter careers in business, nonprofits, or government agencies that require a historical understanding and research skills. PhD graduates can apply for positions in colleges and universities.

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