Military History
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Overview
Military history is a program that focuses on the study of the history of warfare and military institutions in their operational, politico-economic and socio-cultural contexts; including airpower history, naval history, and military history. includes instruction in military organization, military operations, the history of technology, leadership and biography, military psychology and behavior, international relations and politics, economics, aspects of general and regional history, cultural history and anthropology, historiography, and applicable quantitative methods.
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School with the highest reported median starting salary ($58K) with a Master's Degree: Ashland University
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Careers for program graduates
Military history majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Lawyers, and judges, magistrat...Elementary and Middle School S...Specialized ManagersPostsecondary TeachersSecondary School TeachersEducation and childcare admini...Chief executives and legislato...First-Line Supervisors of Reta...Management AnalystsFinancial ManagersFirst-Line Supervisors of Non-...Retail SalespersonsAccountants and AuditorsPhysiciansLibrarians and Media Collectio...Secretaries and Administrative...ClergyLabor Relations Specialists
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Current completions
What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
0100200300Associate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's Degree
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Completions over time
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in military history doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field history, which includes military history.
Median starting salaries
$30K$40K$0$20K$40K$60KMaster'sBachelor's
Median cumulative loan amount
$23K$36K$0$20K$40K$60KMaster'sBachelor's
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Context: median salaries
How does the median (middle) salary for history majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
$61K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Distribution: history majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inhistory by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
$65K$52K$77K$89K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in history
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in history. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 49% of history majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of history majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 83% of other fields.
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Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
24%47%70%0%20%40%60%80%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
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Careers for history majors
Where do history majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in history
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by history graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
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Lawyers, and judges,...Elementary and Middl...Specialized ManagersPostsecondary Teache...Secondary School Tea...Education and childc...Chief executives and...First-Line Superviso...Wholesale and Manufa...Management AnalystsAll othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
What careers hire history majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire history majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by history majors.
HistoryAll other degreesArchivists, curators, and...Librarians and Media Coll...Specialized Social Scient...Military officer special ...Tour and travel guidesClerical Library Assistan...Athletes and Sports Compe...Umpires, Referees, and Ot...Proofreaders and Copy Mar...Paralegals and Legal Assi...FundraisersSpecialized Legal Support...Secondary School TeachersEmergency Management Dire...Coaches and ScoutsEditorsNews Analysts, Reporters,...Operations Research Analy...Writers and AuthorsClergyEducation and childcare a...Public relations and fund...Specialized Media and Com...Compensation and Benefits...Postsecondary TeachersAppraisers and Assessors ...Technical WritersTraining and Development ...Government Programs Eligi...TutorsSocial and Community Serv...Natural Sciences ManagersLogisticiansSpecialized Educational I...Public Relations Speciali...Insurance UnderwritersSecurities, Commodities, ...Training and Development ...Lodging ManagersAircraft pilots and fligh...Detectives and Criminal I...Surveyors, cartographers,...EconomistsUrban and Regional Planne...First-Line Supervisors of...First-Line Supervisors of...Elementary and Middle Sch...Personal Financial Adviso...Loan OfficersBudget AnalystsFinancial and Investment ...Healthcare Social WorkersProbation Officers and Co...All other careersDegreeDegree in top 10 employed
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer military history degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Careers for history majors
history is part of a larger collection of programs: History. Is there a different program that's close to history that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in military history earned in the last academic year, 13% were women.
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
34%66%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Context: Percentage women
This major has a lower percentage of women than 85% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
$64K$55K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity
For history graduates, men have a 17% higher median salary than women, This is near the middle of salary differentials within each program's graduates.
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Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all military history graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
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Black
Pacific Islander
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Asian
American Indian
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Not Reported
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Not Reported
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American Indian
Asian
Hispanic
Pacific Islander
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 84% of other programs.