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WKU History Graduate Program - Graduate Certificate in History




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Graduate Certificate in History

The History Department offers a Graduate Certificate in History option within our existing M.A. in History and M.A. in Education programs.  Using existing graduate and "G" courses, students may choose the area in which they will specialize, with the approval of the graduate advisor. Upon the completion of 12 hours, the student would be awarded the certificate.  Students who decide to pursue the M.A. degree in history may use the certificate area as a field of concentration in their M.A. exams.

In order to be awarded a Graduate Certificate in History, students must apply and be accepted into the M.A. program


Certificate Areas

U.S. History

Modern European History

Military History

Social/Intellectual History

Kentucky History

Southern History

Early Modern European History

Each area will consist of two or three core courses supplemented by electives approved by the graduate advisor. Courses may be substituted with the approval of the graduate advisor.


Courses Offered/Required in Certificate Areas (subject to revision)

United States (Code HUST): HIST 630, 525, 526, and an elective

Modern Europe (Code HMEU): HIST 606, 422G, 425G, and 3 hours of electives

Military (Code HMIL): HIST 443G, 606 (WWI), 630, 606 (WWII)

Social/Intellectual (Code HSOC): HIST 525, 526, 527, and 447G

Kentucky (Code HKEN): HIST 554, 631, 456G, and an elective

Southern (Code HSOU): HIST 630, 457G, 458G, and an elective

Early Modern Europe (Code HEME): HIST 606 (Middle Ages), 606 (Renaissance), 419G, and an elective

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 Last Modified 9/25/14