Careers and Outcomes

Teacher teaching a class

Building skills for the classroom

The master’s degree in history education at Missouri State blends coursework in education, history and the social sciences to deepen the knowledge and skill sets of current middle school and high school teachers.

Integrating history in the classroom

A graduate degree in history education strengthens and advances your understanding of the social sciences, educational philosophy and the partnership between the two. While a master’s degree is often recommended for professional development purposes, a graduate degree in history education equips you for a variety of careers:

  • Administration
  • Faculty position at a community college
  • Industry trainer
  • Library science
  • Museum curator
  • Public history education
  • Research
  • Student affairs
  • Teaching

Also, a master’s degree in history allows you to pursue further doctoral studies in history and education-related areas, such as public history and educational leadership.

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 graduate degree in history. You can view their recommendations by downloading What can I do with this major?