History (Graduate Certificate)

As a student of History, you'll learn to objectively analyze the past and apply your knowledge in a variety of contexts. You will choose from courses that deal with many of the world's civilizations, nations and peoples. You will focus on teaching, researching and writing.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for social studies teachers seeking to offer concurrent enrollment coursework at the high school level 
  • Some courses are available online
  • Learn to use primary sources to construct historical arguments
  • Study diverse people groups across time and space to gain an understanding of various systems and worldviews 

Program Distinctions

  • The Central Minnesota History Center on campus offers an array of political materials, local community history documents, individual family materials and an extensive oral history and photography collection that spans 13 counties.
  • Established faculty hold Ph.D.s and are recognized by peers, publishers and experts for their research in their fields of study.
  • History faculty have won more than 70 grants and awards including from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Minnesota Book Award, the Fulbright Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the McKnight Foundation. 

Graduate Director

Dr. Jason Eden

Popular Careers

  • Community college instructor
  • Middle school or high school history teacher
  • Further study at a Ph.D. program
  • Media
  • Historical society
  • Law

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 June 15 July 15
Spring Nov. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15
Summer May 15 Feb. 15 May 15

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