History Graduate Program

Why pursue a graduate degree in history at Missouri State?

  • You will be able to specialize in the area of history that most interests you within 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.

Track options

Degree options

Careers and Outcomes

Consider the options for lifetime success. A graduate degree in history provides a firm foundation for careers in archiving, intelligence, law, higher education and more.


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