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Advancing historical knowledge, cultivating globally aware citizens, and enriching communities through research, education and public engagement.

Choose UMSL For Your History Degree
  • Award winning faculty rank in the top 25% of comparable research departments
  • 1612 BA graduates and counting
  • Museum Studies program ranks in the top 25 nationally, and 8th most affordable
  • UMSL History majors go on to successful careers in business, education, public history, communication and journalism, non-profit and public sector work, and other diverse fields
  • Recent graduates accepted into law school, masters' and doctoral programs - many now teach in the U.S. and abroad
  • Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Missouri Council for the Humanities support our work