History Department

Study History at Missouri State

History is one of the oldest and most well-regarded disciplines within the ‘liberal arts’ and has been taught at Missouri State University since the school's earliest days. The Department of History offers a variety of different programs including a minor degree pathway and certificate programs as well as both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Studying history at Missouri State University is excellent preparation for not only those seeking to become involved in historical research but also those looking to go into a wide range of professional fields, from teaching and advocacy to law and journalism.

Inside History


Undergraduate programs

Certificates and minors

Graduate programs

Master's, MSEd
National History Day

Learn about the National History Day Region VII competition at Missouri State.

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Waitlist policy

Access the history department’s waitlist policy for graduate and undergraduate courses.

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A smart investment in your future — Missouri State is committed to delivering academic excellence along with affordability and extensive financial aid opportunities.