History Department

History Graduate Program

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History Graduate Program

Why pursue a graduate degree in history at Missouri State?

  • The history graduate program allows you to specialize in the area of history that fascinates you the most with our three track options: American studies, U.S. and world, and specific global area studies (such as the Midwest or Europe).
  • Many courses are offered online, including the entire U.S. and world history track, which is perfect for working professionals who require flexible scheduling.
  • Teachers may opt for the secondary education sub-track which blends education courses with the history track option of your choice to improve your skills as an educator.
  • Your education benefits from our large number of excellent faculty who hold PhDs. The blending of their research specialties creates a comprehensive, interdisciplinary history program that provides you with both knowledge and research skills.
  • Our programs prepare you for a variety of careers, including those in education, law and government.

Becoming a historical researcher

The graduate history program at Missouri State provides three track options in U.S. and world, American and global area history allowing you to take courses in the areas that interest you most. By incorporating primary and secondary sources into many of the courses, this program increases your ability to assess evidence, evaluate historical interpretations and analyze change throughout history.