Graduate Program Details


Graduate Certificate Programs in Historic Preservation and Heritage Education
Master of Arts in History  
Master of Arts in Public History  

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About the Department

Meet Our Faculty
Contact the Graduate Coordinator

Read About Our Graduate Students

Meet Our Graduate Assistants
An Assistantship in Special Collections and Archives
Historic Preservation Field School 2015
Current Graduate Student's Professional Experiences


School of Graduate Studies

Apply for our programs through the School of Graduate Studies

Requirements for Admission

Please send all application materials to:
Office of Admissions
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701-4799
Telephone: (573) 651-2590
Fax: (573) 651-5936

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship in the Department of History

The Department of History has Graduate Assistantships that offer students the chance to develop their professional skills while receiving some financial support via a stipend and a fee waiver. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and/or historic preservation experience. Deadlines are March 15 and October 15 yearly, but since Graduate Assistantships are generally held by awardees until they graduate, the assistantships are not always available yearly. However, the Department occasionally receives short-term Graduate Assistantships, so it is always worth putting in an application. Please be aware that if you are a potential new student you also need to apply for program admission through the School of Graduate Studies before a Graduate Assistantship can be awarded to you.

For information on other Graduate Assistantships available elsewhere in the university, visit the School of Graduate Studies page on those positions

Apply for Scholarships

Graduate Students in the Department of History are eligible for certain scholarships including the Alberta Macke Dougan Graduate Scholarship in History, the History Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship, the Stan and Debbie Crader Endowed in History Scholarship, and the Lawrence and Alice Breeze Scholarship in History.

Student Forms


Fax: 573.651.5114
Carnahan Hall 311
Department of History
One University Plaza, MS 2960
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701