Prepare for a dynamic career in history

A master’s degree program in history teaches you to interpret historical evidence, connect events and ideas, think critically and communicate effectively. Through this engaging graduate program, you will benefit from quality instruction and mentorship from UNK history faculty who care about your academic and professional success. A combination of history coursework and research along with opportunities to collaborate and network will prepare you to excel in your career.

The program includes thesis, non-thesis or public history options to fit your interests, whether for positions in education, business, law, government or further graduate studies.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with at least 18 hours of history

Career Opportunities

  • History Researcher
  • Public Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Director
  • Library Archivist
  • Government Historian
  • Community College Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Political Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Community Historian
  • Oral Historian
  • Cultural Resource Manager
"I was looking for convenience, because I live in central Minnesota and there's not a whole lot of MA programs around for history. That's what first drew me to UNK, but what kept me there was the fact that everything was of the highest quality. All of the professors, and this is across the board, they are willing to spend so much time with you. If you contact them and say, "Hey, I'm not understanding this part of it," or, "I'm not getting this perspective so can you explain it a little bit more?" They're more than happy to do that. They're glad to do it and they're excited to share what they know with you."

Brandy Haglin

History M.A.

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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