UMSL History Department
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History Department

UMSL History Department Congratulates the Class of 2020

Our Mission

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


Facts and Figures
  • 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
  • Award winning faculty rank in the top 25% of comparable research departments
  • 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