World History (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

This Certificate is oriented to the interests of history teachers and those training to become history teachers who wish to learn world historiography and gain the ability to survey regional histories and transnational themes crucial to teaching world history successfully. It provides graduate-level credentials in an area of growing demand at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.

As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their coursework for the Certificate to the Master of Arts with a Major in History if they decide to pursue that degree after completing the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, possess a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate at least a 3.25 grade point average in a minimum of eighteen semester credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level.


The certificate requires fifteen credits of graduate-level course work including:

HIS 8310Seminar in World History3
Select twelve credits of courses including three continental areas chosen from:12
Latin America
Middle East
Total Credits15

One transnational course (i.e. citizenship, constitutional and legal history, gender, migration and ethnic, international relations, labor, and urban) may be taken in lieu of one in the continental distribution selections. A list of courses available to Certificate students is available from the Department. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average and complete the Certificate within three years.

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.