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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.

Fees Schedule for Masters Degrees (36 hours required for completion)

Graduate Admissions Information

Admissions Policies and Requirements
Additional Information About Graduate Admissions
Online Application (Graduate)
Graduate Assistantships


For more information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Erika Hosselkus.


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