Department of History
The graduate programs in the Department of History (M.A. in History, Certificate in Public History) are designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid grounding in graduate study as preparation for entry into doctoral programs, wish to earn a degree as part of their professional development, or are interested in pursuing careers as public historians, archivists, or librarians.
By emphasizing the complexities and interconnectedness of the past, the graduate programs in History seek to instill in students a sense of curiosity and to develop critical thinking, research, communication, and analytical skills — skills relevant to a variety of careers.
Reflecting the missions of Georgia Southern University and the College of Arts and Humanities, the department fosters a culture of close engagement with students, combines theory with practice, and extends the learning environment beyond the classroom to promote life-long learning and growth.