What You'll Learn
Through the degree in the field of history you:
- Gain a perspective of the world today through evidence as well as an understanding of why and how historical events unfolded through argument and interpretation.
- Advanced critical thinking skills and historical insights using evidential, conceptual, and comparative frameworks.
- Earn an optional certificate in American literature and culture.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: History.
Our Community at a Glance
With their historical and cross-culture knowledge of people, places, and political/social movements, our history students have gone on to top PhD programs.
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Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2022–23 rate)||$3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$37,200|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.
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