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SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS: MA in Public History student Chistopher Kinder
Situated in the historic location of Cape Girardeau, a Mississippi river town on an “airy summit” hailed by Mark Twain for its “handsome appearance”, the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University is proud to offer graduate students a unique experience that combines a tradition of excellence in scholarship with innovative degree programs in both traditional history and in public history.
The Department of History offers a 36 credit hour Master of Arts Degree in History ; a Master of Arts Degree in Public History (with specializations available in both Historic Preservation and Heritage Education), and 18 credit hour Certificates in Historic Preservation and Heritage Education. All of our degree programs enable students to develop professional competency through extensive reading; focused examination of special topics; practice in analytical and synthetic skills; and help them gain proficiency with traditional historical databases and archives, as well as online services.
Graduate Admissions Information
Graduate Study in History Admissions Policies and Requirements
ONLINE APPLICATION (graduate)
The Department of History has two Graduate Assistantships that offer students the chance to develop their professional skills while receiving some financial support via a stipend ($7,600) and a fee waiver. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and/or historic preservation experience. Deadlines are May 15 and October 15 yearly, but since Graduate Assitantships are generally held by awardees until they graduate, the two assistantships are not always available yearly. However, the Department occasionally receives short-term Graduate Assistantships, so it is always worth putting in an application.
For information on other Graduate Assistantships available elsewhere in the university, visit the School of Graduate Studies page on those positions.