Graduate Program: History

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History Graduate Program

The decision to seek an advanced degree in the History Program reflects an interest in and an appreciation for the historical past. The History Program's purpose is threefold:

  • to prepare individuals well qualified to teach the subject of history
  • to provide students with research and investigative skills applicable to academic and professional situations
  • to encourage the thoughtful and continuing study of history throughout the lifetime of the individual. 

Why Pitt State?

Our History Program is committed to excellence in the education of teachers and to completeness in preparing degree-seeking students for many history-related career opportunities beyond teaching that are now available. We strongly believe in the relevance of other disciplines to history and encourage work in those areas relating to the student's historical interests.

Career Options

A master's degree in history opens advanced career opportunities in non-profit and governmental professions. It is also a requirement to teach college-level courses and strengthens the content capacity of secondary history teachers. Finally, it allows for the pursuit of a doctorate. 

Internship and research opportunities

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to students with outstanding records of performance. For first consideration, please apply by March 1.

Learn more about the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

Pittsburg State University's Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of the specialties that have emerged as highly desirable in the 21st Century labor force.

Top corporations are looking for career-oriented employees — people who can thrive in ambiguity and chaos; who think outside the box; who can shift gears quickly and competently; and who, most importantly, can work with other people of every conceivable background, locally or internationally.

This department guides its students to craft a solid foundation for a rich career and a satisfying existence — one that draws its knowledge about people from data and research.

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Students in the History program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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