Online Degree Program

The Online History degree program is identical to the on-campus program except for admission requirements. The online program allows students to participate actively in dynamic, diverse, and interactive online learning communities and to complete their degrees in their own time and at their own pace via the Internet. The online format enables them to complete course work using the latest networked information technologies for increased access to educational resources, advisers, and materials.

The History Online program invites applications from any students who live more than 50 miles from UIS, as well as students within the fifty-mile range who have a documented disability.

Application Review Dates for Online History Students

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Once an application is complete, it is delivered to the Department Chair for a decision.

Technology Needs for Online History Students

Minimum specifications for using BlackBoard on both PC and Mac platforms can be found at, the web site for the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.

Some software and applications may require more advanced specifications, and UIS Technical Support suggests the following:

  • Windows XP or higher / Mac OS X

  • 1.5 Ghz processor or higher

  • 1 Gb of RAM

  • Broadband internet connection (cable / dsl)

  • Sound card and headset

  • Video card with minimum resolution of (1024×768)