What You'll Learn
Through the degree in the field of history you gain:
- 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.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: History.
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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Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- SSCI 100B Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Government and History
- 1 history course
- 1 history course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42b)
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
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 (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
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.