Cheapest Online Masters Degree in History

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  1. dl_mba

    dl_mba New Member

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    I am looking for a Cheapest Online Masters Degree in History. I am open for foreign schools also. I need online or offline exams or assignment based.
    I would like to complete the Degree for less than $5000.00
     
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    Cheapest History Master's??

    Don't know what program would be cheapest ..... but think you should consider the Univ of South Africa for combination of credibility and cost.

    Best wishes.
     
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    I've heard that Pretoria (also SA) is very inexpensive, here are the history degrees they offer:

    http://programmes.up.ac.za/index.php?mod=unit&Unit=D9S1F5

    Of course, most posters here would agree that choosing a degree with your only criteria being "cheapest" would not be a wise move ... (nothing against Pretoria per se, just sayin ...)
     
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    Some people think about picking up a Masters degree (as cheap as possible) so that they might qualify for an adjunct teaching job. If you enjoy the reading & writing involved in this process then it may be a great idea. However, if this is your intent then you need to step very carefully when it comes to earning a South African Masters degree. You see, most of these are research oriented degrees. You don't actually take courses. You write a dissertation (in South Africa it's a Masters dissertation and a Doctoral thesis - just the opposite of the USA). You'll never actually get those mythical 18 credits of coursework necessary to qualify for a teaching position. If you had the idea that you might get a job at your local CC then you might want to wander over there and ask them about these SA degrees before you enroll.

    If on the other hand this is a "personal enrichment" degree then UNISA or one of the other SA schools might be a great choice.
     
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    Graduates of Unaccredited Colleges CANNOT get Pell Grants

    Graduates of unaccredited colleges CANNOT get Pell Grants. This means if the student went to some of these schools like Mid-Atlantic Law School which basically exists as a protest for freedom and is entirely ran by a radical libertarian out of his house all by himself, you cannot get a Pell Grant. (Mid-Atlantic is called Mid-Atlantic because it is supposedly located in the middle of no-where.)

    So does that mean the Federal Government recognizes the degrees people grant out of their houses real degrees? Federal law says after all that they are college degrees and as you can read below it is even the position of the Department of Education.

    The reason given by the Department of Education is that people should not get a grant to get two degrees at the same level.

    From the Department of Education FSA Handbook:
     
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    Graduates of Unaccredited Colleges CANNOT get Pell Grants

    Graduates of unaccredited colleges CANNOT get Pell Grants. This means if the student went to some of these schools like Mid-Atlantic Law School which basically exists as a protest for freedom and is entirely ran by a radical libertarian out of his house all by himself, you cannot get a Pell Grant. (Mid-Atlantic is called Mid-Atlantic because it is supposedly located in the middle of no-where.)

    So does that mean the Federal Government recognizes the degrees people grant out of their houses real degrees? Federal law says after all that they are college degrees and as you can read below it is even the position of the Department of Education.

    The reason given by the Department of Education is that people should not get a grant to get two degrees at the same level.

    From the Department of Education FSA Handbook:
     
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    Not so long ago, I did this price comparison thread http://forums.degreeinfo.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30213 on online master's degrees in history.
    MODS: I wish the above-linked thread was deemed worthy of a sticky. As a matter of fact, someone recently PMed me asking me to give said thread a sticky. I'd love to, but I can't. :eek:
     
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    Options Under $10,000 From My Old Thread

    Adams State College: $5422.50-$6042 (in-state) or $17,247-$17,367 (out-of-state)
    American Military University: $9900
    California State University Dominguez Hills: $6750
    Fort Hays State University: $6634
    Harrison Middleton University: $9900 (DETC only)
    Western New Mexico University: $4104
     
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    Only because you are so darn subtle...done.
     
  10. Ted Heiks

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    All right, thanks!
     
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    This is going up to $10,800 in April 2010.
     
  12. Ted Heiks

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    It's still a good value, even if it goes up to $300/hour.
     
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    What was so subtle about it? :D
     
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    What is the origin of the 18 units requirement (I saw it several years ago for a California CC position but now a full masters is required)?

    I looked at the CA CC teaching requirenments and it just specifies masters degree, not a unit count. However it does say this
    "Determination of equivalency of foreign degrees shall be according to district rule." (In realty I expect that course work would be normally required.)
    http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/fs/dept/hr/Documents/minimum_quals_jan2008.pdf
     
  15. Ted Heiks

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    The origin of the 18-hour rule is the Southern Association, which states that the requirements to become a professor at a SACS school are a doctoral degree in one's field, a master's degree in one's field, or a master's degree with concentration (18 hours) in one's field.
     

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