M.A. in History

The M.A. in History provides a broad-based program of study that emphasizes historical writing, research, and analysis.  Students pursuing an M.A. in History can specialize in World History, U.S. History, Public History, or History Education.  Much of the program can be completed online.  Many face-to-face classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate working students.

M.A. in Museums, Heritage and Public History

The graduate program in Museums, Heritage, and Public History showcases the best of an UMSL education: productive civic partnerships, academic excellence, and strong support for students. This interdisciplinary degree with a strong historical core prepares students for professional careers in museums, historic sites and societies, cultural agencies, and related organizations. We address pressing needs of museums and heritage institutions in the 21st century: collaboration and community engagement, digital media and new technologies, and diversity and cross-cultural training.

Certificate in Museums, Heritage and Public History

The Certificate in Museums, Heritage, and Public History offers a truncated version of the M.A. in Museum, Heritage, and Public History curriculum for students who already possess an M.A. degree. 

Certificate in History Education

The Graduate Certificate in History Education is designed for practicing teachers, instructional coordinators, and history educators in the community who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of history education. It offers history and social studies educators a program that integrates historical and educational knowledge, theory, and practice. The goals of the certificate are to improve the practice of history education in schools and the community, to research in history and social education, to deepen students’ historical knowledge, and to encourage sophisticated teaching and curriculum development built on research at the intersection of history and the learning sciences.