History

History Programs

  •  BA History
  •  MA History
  •  Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
  •  Graduate Certificate in History Education
  •  Graduate Certificate in Public History
  •  Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage

History is for those curious about the paths we have taken and where the roads ahead going.

The Department of History at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is looking for undergraduate and MA students who are educational adventurers with the same spirit of curiosity in seeking new discoveries, experiences and opportunities as the early pioneers who passed through the Gateway to the West. UMSL’s history program offers a combination of affordability, flexibility and high quality education unmatched in the St. Louis region.

What UMSL has to offer


Our department’s innovative new curriculum appeals to majors and non-majors alike who seek to know how their present lives have been shaped by the past, giving them greater confidence and understanding in dealing with the future. UMSL is the premier institution in the St. Louis area for educating teachers, training more social studies teachers than any other institution in the area. Regional educators praise our social studies certification program for its focus on history content and practical experiences in high school classrooms.

UMSL’s history department degree program provides students access to a prestigious faculty. Our regular history faculty members hold PhDs and publish extensively in their fields of specialization. At UMSL, you study history with teachers who write textbooks read by college students across the nation.

The program offers an expansive schedule of history courses that will always fit students’ needs. Those who have difficulty getting to campus during daytime hours can fulfill the history requirements through our evening and online offerings. If you are looking to complete the degree quickly, you can take advantage of our summer courses. The Department of History at the UMSL offers the BA in History, 2+3 BA/MA in History, MA in History and Graduate Certificates in Museum Studiess, History Education, Public History, and Cultural Heritage.

For more information on the department and degree offerings, please visit our website: http://www.umsl.edu/~umslhistory/.
For information on courses, visit: http://bulletin.umsl.edu/artsandsciences/history/


UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
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St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.