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Department of History

The Department of History at Murray State University offers baccalaureate degrees with or without certification to teach; its variety of strong courses will prepare you for graduate work at the M.A. or Ph.D. level.

The traditional liberal arts history major also provides a foundation for a variety of careers in law, business, industry and government. As the only university in Kentucky to focus on world civilizations, we are particularly well suited to prepare you for careers in these paths.

The Master of Arts program in history offers advanced study to qualified students in American, European, and World History. There are two tracks to the master of arts degree: 1) the thesis track, a 30 hour program of advanced study requiring a thesis; and 2) two non-thesis track options (American or European history) of 36 hours.The M.A. enables teachers to meet Rank II certification in Kentucky public schools.



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