Department of History and Philosophy College of Arts and Letters Austin Peay State University

Department of History and Philosophy College of Arts and Letters Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 5
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Austin Peay State University's Master of Arts in Military History

Through the College of Graduate Studies, the Department of History and Philosophy at Austin Peay State University offers a Master of Arts in Military History. Offered online, the program includes an optional Certificate in Security Studies.

The Master of Arts in Military History is a 36 semester-hour program. Students can pursue the thesis track, which involves the completion of 30 credit hours of coursework and six hours of the thesis research. Alternatively, they can opt for the non-thesis track through which they complete 36 hours of coursework.

All students take three required courses in military historiography, war and ethics, and research methods. Students may then choose from a vast offering of elective courses ranging from "Warfare in the Classical World" to "The Samurai Tradition in Japanese History."

With a main campus located just ten miles from Fort Campbell military installation and a satellite campus on the post, APSU serves a number of military-affiliated students. The institution has been honored as both a Military Times Best for Vets college and a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School.

APSU also is a SOCAD university. SOCAD institutions accept each other's courses in particular programs of study. In this way, Army soldiers and their family members can move from one institution to another without losing college credit.

Discounted Tuition Rates for Military-Affiliated Students

Active duty personnel receive low, in-state tuition rates no matter where they live. Since military history graduate courses are offered online, students can complete the program even if they are reassigned to different posts or deployed abroad.

E-rate Tuition Reduction for Online Students

Because coursework is completed online, out-of-state students receive APSU's eRate, a significantly lower tuition rate that is roughly half the normal cost of out-of-state tuition, or about one and a half times in-state tuition. To be eligible for eRate, students must be classified as nonresidents of Tennessee and they must be enrolled exclusively in online courses.

The Certificate in Security Studies

Students can elect to pursue a graduate-level Certificate in Security Studies, completing four courses from the following list:

Cold War I, 1945-1960

Cold War II, 1960-1991

The Battle for God: Jihad, Herem and Other Theologies of War and Peace

The Military in Nontraditional Roles

Special Operations Perspectives

Unconventional Warfare in History

Admission Requirements for the Military History Program

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree in any field of study. Each student must submit his or her GRE scores, official transcripts from all colleges that he or she attended, a writing sample, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and military documents, if applicable.

Faculty of Energetic Researchers

The Department of History is home to a talented and energetic faculty. Professor Kristofer Ray, for example, has published articles and essays on Thomas Jefferson, the Cherokees and the conflict between France and Britain, and Tennessee history. He also serves as the senior editor for Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

Professor Christos Frentzos recently published a book with other scholars entitled "Drawing a Line in the Sea: The Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." The book emerged from discussions he had while visiting Israel for a counterterrorism fellowship.

APSU -- One of the Fastest Growing Universities in Tennessee

Austin Peay State University is an accredited higher education institution serving approximately 11,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Clarksville, APSU also has three satellite campuses located in Fort Campbell, in Dickson at the Renaissance Center, and in Springfield.

APSU competes in the 15 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball. Students with military IDs receive free admission to sports events.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Austin Peay State University is one of the fastest growing universities in Tennessee.

Location & Contact

Department of History and Philosophy

College of Arts and Letters
Austin Peay State University

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
United States

Dr. David Snyder


Phone: 931-221-7923
Fax: 931-221-7917

Ms. June Lee

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 800-859-4723
Fax: 931-221-7662

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Military History Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 8
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 12
    • Accepted 10
    • Acceptance Rate 83
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 5th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and 3 letters of recommendation, bachelor's degree
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Full-time Percentage25%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian89%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty9
    • Full-time Percentage89%
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Female Percentage0%
    • Male Percentage100%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAmerican Revolutionary War, American Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, German military history
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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