Best History Graduate Programs in Virginia

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 Virginia | #3 in History nationally

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Economic score: 0.37

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: $48,589

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,594

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: $21,607

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

Debt to earnings: 0.44

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 Virginia | #39 in History nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 1.59

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: $30,409

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $12,793

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: $34,120

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

Debt to earnings: 1.12

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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William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Years

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 master's degree in history earn in Virginia?

Salary

$39,160

The median master's degree in history graduate earns $39,160 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$26,099

The average annual cost of a master's degree in history is $26,099. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.