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Certificate in American History and Archives

Graduate Certificate
School of Arts, Education, and Culture

This certificate is intended for students who wish to develop advanced proficiency in American history and its application to archives and archival research. The Certificate can be earned as a stand-alone Certificate or lead to enrollment in the M.A. in History and Archives program.

Students who already hold an undergraduate degree in history or related field may earn a certificate in American History and Archives by completing four different sections of HIST 650: Graduate Topics in History and Archives devoted to topics in American history.

Students who have completed 74 undergraduate credits may apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program. During their senior year admitted students will take two different sections of HIST 650: Graduate Topics in History and Archives. These courses will count both toward their BA degree and the Graduate Certificate. The following year students will complete two more HIST 650 courses focusing on American history.

Certificate Requirements

Take four different American History sections (i.e., topics) of HIST 650: Graduate Topics in History and Archives (total of 16 credit hours).