These 18 schools offering master's degrees in history have made this list because they received high ratings from current and former students. Some well-known and prestigious universities like Yale University and Princeton University made the list. There are also several public, and perhaps less well-known schools on our list that also offer high-quality master's degrees in history. For instance, the University of North Texas has an annual tuition of $13,307 a year and a Student Score of 81.07.
In the number one spot is Rice University, which has an impressive Student Score of 85.43, with 100% of respondents saying they would recommend the school. One reviewer commented on the personalized nature of the program, saying, “The program is highly flexible, designed so that each students gets what he or she wants out of the courses.” Other students echoed these sentiments, with one stating, “Rice offers a supportive yet academically challenging environment,” and going on to add that the program, “provides great funding opportunities, and has excellent, friendly faculty.” Click on the colleges listed below to find out more about the top-ranked schools offering master's degrees in history.
|Rank||College||Annual Tuition||2017 Student Score|
|#1 Rice University||Annual Tuition $32,217||2017 Student Score 85.43|
|#2 University of North Florida||Annual Tuition $22,946||2017 Student Score 85.00|
|#3 Princeton University||Annual Tuition $42,070||2017 Student Score 84.91|
|#4 Yale University||Annual Tuition $36,500||2017 Student Score 84.49|
|#5 University of Southern California||Annual Tuition $37,504||2017 Student Score 84.14|
|#6 George Mason University||Annual Tuition $28,442||2017 Student Score 81.86|
|#7 University at Buffalo||Annual Tuition $20,182||2017 Student Score 81.71|
|#8 University of North Texas||Annual Tuition $13,307||2017 Student Score 81.07|
|#9 University of Kansas||Annual Tuition $20,316||2017 Student Score 79.39|
|#10 University of Wisconsin - Madison||Annual Tuition $25,184||2017 Student Score 79.00|
|#11 Northwestern University||Annual Tuition $45,560||2017 Student Score 78.25|
|#12 Ohio State University-Main Campus||Annual Tuition $30,089||2017 Student Score 77.43|
|#13 University of Illinois at Chicago||Annual Tuition $25,901||2017 Student Score 76.86|
|#14 CUNY City College||Annual Tuition $17,300||2017 Student Score 76.55|
|#15 California State University - Fullerton||Annual Tuition $18,612||2017 Student Score 75.80|
|#16 American University||Annual Tuition $26,350||2017 Student Score 75.15|
|#17 University of Chicago||Annual Tuition $48,729||2017 Student Score 71.00|
|#18 Boston College||Annual Tuition $24,282||2017 Student Score 65.24|
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.
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