History Master's Degree

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

This program can be completed online, in-person, or via a blend of both. The Master of Arts in History program at Arkansas Tech University is designed to provide flexible yet advanced historical study for students in academia, education, or those in pursuit of other careers in either the public or private sector. Graduate hours in History provide teachers with deeper content knowledge and can open up opportunities to instruct concurrent enrollment courses, while community college instructors with graduate education in other fields benefit from the ability to add History to their repertoire. Students who seek to continue in academia receive training equipping them for placement in Ph.D. programs. Our students enjoy flexible delivery—in-person, online, or a blend of both. Video conferencing and frequent digital contact with our graduate faculty ensure that while you may be participating from a distance, you're never on your own.

A GRE score is not required for admission. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about the availability of Graduate Assistantships. 

Upon admission, students will consult with the Graduate Advisor to choose a primary area of concentration in either World History or United States History and develop a degree plan. Students complete the degree via a choice of the thesis or portfolio option. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Houston Jones, Associate Professor of History and Graduate Program Director, at kjones116@atu.edu.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Original research in archival collections
  • Conference participation
  • Scholarly publications


  • Information literacy
  • Presentation of content knowledge to varied audiences
  • Scholarly writing


All graduate students at Arkansas Tech University pay "In-State" tuition no matter where they live.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Political Advisor
  • College Professor
  • Educator  
  • Public Historian 
  • Editor

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Community Colleges
  • Public Schools
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Museums and Historic Sites

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Law School (external)
  • Ph.D. in History (external)

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This program can be completed online, in-person, or via a blend of both.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.



More information about the M.A. in History


Dr. Kelly Houston Jones
Associate Professor of History
Witherspoon 264
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0342