Careers and Outcomes

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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.

Graduate degree career options and paths include:

  • Archivist
  • Government historian
  • Intelligence specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer or professor position
  • Library science
  • Museum curator

Doctorate degree career options and paths include:

  • Professor in higher education
  • Archive and institute administration
  • Public history administration
  • Editor

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a graduate degree in history. You can view their recommendations by downloading What can I do with this major?