Academic Catalog

History — World History (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Bridge Graduate Certificate in World History provides a graduate-level credential in world history, an area of growing demand at both the secondary and post-secondary levels of education. The certificate program is especially suitable for history and social studies teachers and teachers in training. Students can apply all of their certificate coursework to the Master of Arts in History or Public History if they decide to pursue an additional degree. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Earning a graduate degree is an undertaking which requires a considerable commitment of time and financial resources. The Department of History expects applicants to its graduate program to arrive well-prepared to undertake a rigorous course of study. 

The department normally considers only applicants whose undergraduate grade point average is at least 3.00 overall and at least 3.25 in a minimum of eighteen semester credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level. The department requires that all applicants submit a statement of purpose and copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended. Please consult the Department of History graduate handbook for detailed instructions for preparing application materials,

Application deadlines are October 15 (for Winter admission) and April 15 (for Fall admission).

World History Bridge Certificate students complete 4 courses for a minimum 12 credits, as follows:

Core course—HIS 8310, World History Seminar (3 cr.)

Electives—At least 9 credits of HIS courses numbered 5000 or above, at least one of which has a global or comparative focus. Courses focused exclusively on US or European history cannot be counted toward the certificate. Students should aim for a regional distribution in their course selection, rather than take multiple courses focused on a single world region. Please consult the Department website for a list of approved courses. 

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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