Best History Graduate Programs in Massachusetts

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.



 

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#1 in Massachusetts | #23 in History nationally

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.82

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. 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.

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Earnings: $38,289

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,726

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $26,670

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

Debt to earnings: 0.70

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.

#2 in Massachusetts | #33 in History nationally

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 1.18

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. 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.

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Earnings: $48,096

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,602

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $61,500

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

Debt to earnings: 1.28

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.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

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Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

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Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

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Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

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

Years

1.1 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in history is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.1 years.

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

Salary

$45,191

The median master's degree in history graduate earns $45,191 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$21,770

The average annual cost of a master's degree in history is $21,770. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.