# Best History Graduate Programs

We ranked the top grad schools for history acccording to economic returns. Three years after completing their degree, history master’s graduates earn a weighted average salary of $43,449.

Our rankings of master’s in history programs cover 52 of the 177 programs available, accounting for 51% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.

#### Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

The **Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### American University

Washington, District of Columbia

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### California State University, Sacramento

Sacramento, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### University of Missouri, St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#### Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

**Economic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduating.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

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### How long does it take to pay down debt in history?

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in history is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

### How much do graduates with a master's degree in history earn?

$43,449

The median master's degree in history graduate earns $43,449 3 years after graduating.

### How much does a master's degree in history cost?

$20,096

The average annual cost of a master's degree in history is $20,096. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.

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