A history degree from MSU will give you the
experience, knowledge and marketability needed to pursue any number of career
paths. Graduates of our program are able to pursue a wide array of careers in
corporate, government, non-profit and independent sectors including:
and records management
Earning a degree with us will also prepare you for entrance
into graduate school for masters and Ph.D. programs in history, American studies,
library science and other humanities fields.
New Public History Area of Concentration and Minor
Public history is a rapidly growing field with jobs in all level of government, conservation, law, nonprofit and civil service sectors.
The new public history area of concentration at MSU is the first undergraduate program of its kind offered in Kentucky. This non-teaching degree path permits you to explore your interests and allows you to choose from a variety of courses based on your career goals. A minor in public history is also available and provides a strong combination when paired with a number of majors in other fields including art, government, strategic communication, psychology, English and more.
As part of the public history program, you will complete an internship and develop a unique, portable skill set, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace after graduation.
Hands-On Experience Opportunities
We understand employers want to hire experienced
graduates. At MSU, you will participate in hands-on historical research, make
presentations at regional and national conferences and will have opportunities
to travel and study abroad.
You can participate in undergraduate research
fellowships as early as your freshman year. You will also have opportunities to
network with career professionals and volunteer locally through joining
organizations like the MSU
Historical Society or the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.
Dedicated Faculty Members
You will study under active historians and
researchers who are widely published in their fields of specialty and who will
immerse you in the methods, theories and practices of history through personal
instruction and advising.
Get to know your future professors by viewing their faculty profiles.
Schedule a campus visit with us and apply to MSU today.
Learn more about our history program.