Master’s Degree in History (Thesis or Non-thesis)

The master’s degree in History allows flexibility to choose whether you want to pursue a thesis, non-thesis or education track.

Delve into topics related to biblical backgrounds, historiography, American history, Medieval history, religion in america, military history and more.

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

“The MA in History provides the background needed to understand the world and explain it to others. The online delivery system was easy to use and made it possible for me to study while I continued working in my career. Now I’m able to pursue two passions – History and teaching in the classroom!”

Terri Roberts, History Graduate

Careers in history or social studies

History and social studies are versatile fields. History majors may choose a career in a diverse range of industries:

  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Civil service administrator
  • Documentary editor
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector or conservation officer
  • Film consultant
  • Information officer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Museum education officer
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Museum or gallery exhibitions officer
  • Paralegal or legal assistant
  • Politician
  • Public relations manager
  • Research assistant
  • Teacher or professor
  • Writer or editor

Competition for jobs in the pure field of history is high. But, history majors find a variety of careers in government agencies, museums, archives, historical societies, research organizations, nonprofits, and consulting.

U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

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