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Helping you achieve success

The faculty in the department of history are committed to helping their students succeed both in the classroom and beyond. Through advising opportunities, you receive the guidance and support of history faculty members as you schedule your courses, complete internships and search for careers. It is recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once a semester to ensure that you are on-track in coursework.

Undergraduate advising

To be assigned an advisor, contact the department of history office. If you have forgotten who was assigned as your advisor, log-in to My Missouri State and select the Student tab, then Student Profile link. You must receive your advisor’s approval to register for classes if you have completed fewer than 75 hours.

If you are pursuing your bachelor’s in secondary education, you will meet with Sara Zandi, the Bachelor of Science in Education advisor, to schedule your courses.  Or you may contact the History Department.

Transfer students may contact Sara Zandi at

Graduate advising

If you are actively enrolled in the Master of Arts in History or the History for Teachers certificate programs, contact Dr. Djene Bajalan, coordinator of graduate studies, for advising assistance.

If you are pursuing your graduate degree in history education, contact Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, director of the Master of Science in Education program, for assistance in scheduling courses.

Your seminar or thesis advisor may also be an excellent resource for helping you fulfill the requirements of your chosen graduate program. You must be released by your advisor prior to registering for classes each semester.

Career Center

The Missouri State Career Center offers a number of services for students, from assisting with the selection of a major to searching for future careers. If you are interested in further determining your skills and interests, consider completing one of the assessments offered by the Career Center and meeting with a career counselor.