Master of Liberal Arts

Graduate Certificate in History

Students who hold graduate degrees in fields other than History have the opportunity to work with professional historians.

Many states—including Arkansas and Texas—require anyone seeking to teach courses in History for college credit to hold a graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) and have eighteen graduate hours (six courses) in the field.

Students in HSU's certificate program can earn the eighteen graduate hours in History required to certify them for teaching at a high school, a two-year college, or a university.

The goal of this certificate program is to be as accessible as possible. Students can complete the program fully online within one calendar year.

For the required eighteen hours of course work, students may take any combination of History courses offered at the graduate level.

Coordination with the MLA Degree

The eighteen earned hours for the Graduate Certificate in History may also apply to completion of HSU’s Master of Liberal Arts degree.