Master's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person

The Master of Arts in History program at Arkansas Tech University is designed to provide advanced historical study for students who plan eventually to pursue the doctoral degree in history as well as for those who intend to pursue careers in teaching, law, journalism, business, government, public service, or the private sector. 

This program does not require a GRE score and offers flexible delivery to make it easy for students. This includes video conference of courses if needed. 

The program offers primary areas of concentration in Modern European History and United States History. Students must seek a secondary area of concentration in either Modern European History, United States History, World History or Public History.

The graduate faculty members maintain a supportive academic environment that enables them to interact closely with the graduate students.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Internships
  • Make professional presentations
  • Pursuit of scholarly publications


  • How to conduct scholarly research in history
  • Learn professional aspects of the discipline
  • Mastery of history concentration

About This Degree


In-State: $292 per credit hour

Out-of-State: $584 per credit hour

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

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

Alumni of our program work at:

  • US Marshal's Museum in Fort Smith
  • Republican Party of Arkansas
  • Walmart Foundation


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)

Point of Pride

Our faculty members have strong teaching and research backgrounds, each holding advanced degrees from noted universities.



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


More information about the M.A. in History

Program Director

dr. goulin yi

Dr. Goulin Yi
Assistant Professor, History & Political Science
Witherspoon Building, Room 253
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0265
Email: gyi@atu.edu